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Kanzan ornamental cherry trees

Prunus
Kanzan has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering month: April
  • Blossom colour: Pink - dark
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Awards: RHS AM 1921
Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.

Kanzan ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the classic Japanese flowering cherries - 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. The more petals the more intense the blossom will be, and 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 profuse blossom display.

The new leaves appear at the same time as the blossom, and are initially a coppery bronze colour. They take on orange and red tints in the autumn.

How to grow

Kanzan is one of the most cold-hardy of the double-flowered cherries.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Prunus 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.

When first brought to the UK this variety was known as Kwanzan, a mis-translation of the original name.

Kanzan characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1650 - 1699
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourPink - dark
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)RHS AM