Prunus ‘Kanzan’

Scientific name: Prunus ‘Kanzan’

Synonym: Prunus ‘Kwanzan’ , Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’


Common names: “flowering cherry”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 6

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered or exposed

Soil: Any moderately fertile soil

Moisture: Well drained!!!


Plant Size: H 30′ W 20-30′

Leaf and Stem shape: Stiffly vase-shaped when young, later spreading, with coppery-brown young foliage

Flower: Vivid purplish-pink double flowers opening from crimson buds

Pruning: In mid-summer or late winter

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Roadside plantings, Japanese garden

Propagate: By budding, grafting  or cuttings

Pests & Disease: Can get caterpillars and leaf-miners, also bacterial canker, disease prone

Comments: ~AGM winner


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