The one everyone is after! Prunus 'Kanzan' is a truly beautiful flowering cherry tree, which offers an array of interest throughout the year. In spring, bronzed leaves emerge. Alongside the bronzed leaves, crimson flower buds appear: as the flowers open, they reveal deep pink, double flowers. The flowers appear in abundance and hang from their long stalks pendulously. By summer, the leaves have matured to a rich green colour and they later turn to autumnal orange shades, before falling.
The tree itself is vase-shaped when young, but it later matures to have a spreading habit. The 'Kanzan' is deservedly one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherry trees: its versatility and size allow it to be planted in a range of situations. Japanese cherry trees thrive in a sunny spot and they prefer moist, fertile and deep soil. Avoid shallow and chalky soil for the best results.
You can plant the ‘Kanzan’ as an ornamental specimen and it works equally well as an avenue tree. ‘Kanzan’ is a delightful tree, which will become a real feature of your garden.
Common Name: Flowering Cherry Tree
Latin Name: Prunus 'Kanzan'
Soil: Tolerates most soil types
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: March to April /Rich Pink
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height/spread in 20 years: 6m x 4m
Special features: Good autumn foliage colour.