2 Year Old Prunus Kanzan 9L Pot

Code: TR01729L
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Really pleased my tree, it arrived in suitable packaging and had clear instructions for planting. My tree is growing by the day and I already have some flowers! More...
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

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

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.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.7/5 (7 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Really pleased my tree, it arrived in suitable packaging and had clear instructions for planting. My tree is growing by the day and I already have some flowers!"

Reviewed Sunday, 9 April 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very nice tree, very healthy, easy and simple to plant."

Reviewed Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rating: 2/5

"Paid extra for a tree in a pot. The tree came with the root ball in a plastic wrapper and the related compost simply fell away when the plastic wrapper was removed and I was left with a bare root tree which from memory was £12 or £13 cheaper."

Reviewed Thursday, 16 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Very good thanks"

Reviewed Friday, 24 February 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Appears to be in very good condition and has a 2 year guarantee. I would definitely use Primrose again"

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Rating: 4/5

"It is early days to comment. The Kanzan has been planted, and we shall see how it grows over the coming months"

Reviewed Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rating: 2/5

"Item smaller"

Reviewed Thursday, 19 December 2013

Primrose says: "Thanks for your feedback. We expect this plant to arrive at a height of between 150-170cm. If you plants arrive much shorter than advertised, you can contact customer services to resolve the issue."

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