Japanese flowering cherry

Prunus 'Kanzan'

Japanese flowering cherry - Prunus  'Kanzan'

Common Name: Japanese flowering cherry
Genus: Prunus
Cultivar: 'Kanzan'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: very free flowering

This is one of the most popular double flowering cherry trees available. In spring the tree is laden with large double deep pink flowers shortly before the bronze foliage appears. In autumn the dark green leaves turn bronzy orange before they fall. A great tree for avenue planting or as a specimen tree planted in grass.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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