Kanzan Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’

A good tree, a tree that should do well in Keizer.


This cherry tree is the most popular of the double-flowered selections with its pink to magenta colored blossoms which hand in clusters of 2-5 flowers each. During the dormant season the tree still has interest what with its grey bark having horizontal lenticils that give it a split-bark appearance.


Kanzan Flowering Cherry is a deciduous flowering tree which has the shape of an inverted cone when it is young, but latter develops into a round and spreading fashion when it is older. Some trees have a flat top when they are very old. At maturity this sterile cherry may attain a height of 25’ and a width of 35’.

In the spring new leaves emerge in April with a bronze cast, become green during the summer, and finish the season with a yellow-bronze color in the fall. Leaves are pointed, and have serrated edges.

Early April is when the pink bloom first emerges. With a week the tree will seemingly be covered with a complete coating of large double, purplish-pink showy flowers (23-28 petals per flower). The bloom lasts for up to 2 weeks.


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