2 Year Old Prunus Kanzan 9L Pot

Code: TR01729L
2 Year Old Prunus Kanzan 9L Pot
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2 Year Old Prunus Kanzan 9L Pot
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
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

See alternative Kanzan trees below

Primrose Guides


Magical Spring Blossoms

The number one attraction for most people is the short lived but totally spell-binding display of blossoms which, for many, epitomises effervescence and wonder of spring. The Kanzan is so popular because it has one of the finest and longest lived display of all cherry trees with a profusion of blooms for well over 3 weeks from the start of April. The upright structure allows the clouds of pink flowers to tower high into the air, so all your neighbours can be impressed.

Try taking a few cuttings to make a table display or adding to a lovely spring bouquet of daffodils and tulips.

Fiery Autumn Colour

The spring display of cherry trees always steals the limelight. But this is not a tree for just one season. The elegantly shaped foliage fills your garden with life in the first part of the year, emerging tinged with red borders. This reddy bronze colour stains the cherry leaf ever so slightly all year long but come September, it returns to set the foliage ablaze. This glorious exposition see yellows turn to glowing oranges as autumn progresses and ensures your garden has an Autumn display equally as dramatic as that of spring.

Architectural Upright Structure

For those of you in search of a weeping tree, I would suggest the Kiku-shidare. But, for the classic cherry tree shape, look no further. When you see a Kanzan in winter you can really appreciate the fine upright habit it exhibits. It has a less rounded bushy shape than other with its branches forcing their way up into the sky. This allows for even more flowering with little cross branching and the effect of the blossoms running up the side of the branching structure is quite something to behold.

That's not to say that you have to dedicate your entire garden to this tree; with a bit of careful pruning you can restrict the height of your tree to something more manageable.

Planting and Care

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. Keep a planting distance of 6m.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

For more information about how to plant and care for your flowering cherry tree or if you have any further questions please click here to see our guides.

History Of Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry blossom trees are a popular ornamental tree which are known for their beauty and grown for their flowers rather than their fruit. However, even though the fruit is too small and tart for humans it is very popular with birds. Most of the varieties of this tree originated in Japan where they have held an important place in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. In fact the cherry blossom tree, which is known as sakura in Japan, is the country’s national flower. There is a custom called ‘hanami’ in Japan which means ‘flower viewing’ where people will gather to look at the flowering trees. Originally it was said to be a custom introduced by the Emperor and members of the Imperial Palace but has since become popular tradition in wider Japanese society. People will gather for a party or picnic under the trees when they are in full bloom.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted bare root kanzan that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

This is an example of a 9L Prunus Kanzan from our nursery

Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"I ordered this tree for my grandmother. It's the exact same tree she had before, which sadly died as it was quite an old tree. I planted the tree in a slightly different spot and I will see if anything comes of it! It seems healthy enough and I took extra care to plan ahead as it was my first time planting a tree - I watched various YouTube videos and made sure I had all the equipment and materials I need, including mulch and even ash from the old root I'd burned out, for some extra nutrients! It's had plenty of water so I've done my bit, now for nature to take its course. The price of the tree at first glance was more than reasonable so I decided to give Primrose a go and hopefully I won't regret that choice! We shall see by spring/summer!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Rating: 3/5

"It was a little bit expensive"

Reviewed Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality product well packaged"

Reviewed Thursday, 23 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in perfect condition and so far seems to have grown already"

Reviewed Monday, 2 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent service. Ordered Wednesday evening, delivered Friday morning."

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Healthy and ready to plant - 140cm high"

Reviewed Monday, 18 June 2018

Rating: 3/5

"The service overall is good - fast delivery, all info needed to grow your tree is provided, but ... our tree arrived infected with some black insects all over the leaves... not nice"

Reviewed Friday, 15 June 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Tree smaller than I thought for the money. Branch broken in transit"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with cherry tree- arrived on time and well packaged. It has already sprouted new leaves and shoots. Will order more plants from Primrose- highly recommended ."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived well packaged and extremely impressed with the cost for the item"

Reviewed Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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