Kanzan

    Kanzan is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry of ancient origin. The Japanese word 'Kanzan' means 'mountain border', suggesting that perhaps these trees were first discovered growing in mountainous areas.

    Kanzan is easily recognised by its large size, upright vase-shaped vigorous growth, and the mass of deep pink flowers. It is probably the most widely-grown ornamental cherry tree in the UK.

    Japanese flowering cherries are often categorised by the number of petals which form the flower, and Kanzan is a typical "double-flower", meaning the flowers have between 25-50 petals. This is perhaps the main reason for Kanzan's popularity - its flowers can have 8-10 times more petals than the simpler single-flowered forms, giving it a much more intense blossom display.

    Kanzan flowering cherry trees for sale

    Deliveries start December 2018.

    Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
    Large  (3m - 5m after 5-10 years) bare-root - Colt rootstock 28.00

      Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

      *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

      Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

      Summary features of Kanzan

      Growing

      • Gardening skill: Average?
      • Vigour: Large?
      • Height after 10 years: Up to 6m / 20ft
      • Growth habit: Upright
      • Growth rate: Fast
      • Flowering season: Mid-season
      • Overall disease resistance: Good?

      Identification

      • Country of origin: Japan
      • Period of origin: 1650 - 1699
      • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
      • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
      • Leaf colour: Green
      • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
      • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
      • Popularity: Best sellers?

      Climate

      • Planting position: Full sun preferred

      Botanical name

      Prunus 'Kanzan'