Right after the Bradford Pear finishes blooming, the cherry trees pick up the show with some spectacular whites and pinks.

Both the Yoshino and Kwansan are common in the Georgia landscape – the Yoshino probably more so. The Yoshino (pictured) grows a bit larger and has white or pale pink blooms in the spring.

The Kwansan blooms large, fragrant deep pink. Cherries will often pop up wild in the landscape, and one negative can be the shallow (above ground), spreading roots.


Yoshino: 20 to 30 feet by 25 to 40 feet
Kwansan: 15 to 20 feet by 15 to 25 feet


Full sun with fast draining soil.

Reasons to Plant

  • Beautiful spring blooms
  • Relatively fast growing
  • Pretty bark