Prunus 'Kanzan' (Japanese Flowering Cherry) - 9L Pot
The Japanese Flowering Cherry is one of the most sought-after trees from the flowering cherry ranges, and for good reason. This deciduous plant boasts intense pink double flowers with the leaves changing from bronze when the plant is young, to a deep red in spring and light green in summer, creating a medley of colours throughout the year.
The bold nature of the Japanese Flowering Cherry means it's not suitable for paved areas but the unique shape and colours make it a perfect avenue tree.
Cherry trees are famously hardy and will require little care and attention once established. The stunning ornateness of the tree brings life to any area in where it's planted.
- Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150 cm
- Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 years old rootstock
- Approx. Growth Height: 8-10m
- Rate of Growth: Max. height in 20-30 years
- Flower Colour: Purple-tinged pink
- Foliage Colour: Antique bronze when young, green in spring/summer, orange in autumn
- Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
- Growing Habit: Bushy, half standard, fans
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
- Scented: Mildly
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
See our mature Kanzan trees below:
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Caring and Maintenance
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
- Planting Distance: 6m minimum
Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
Growth 3 Months After Planting In June
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.