Kanzan Cherry Trees
Prunus Kanzan cherry trees are suitable for most average sized gardens. It is upright when it young, spreading with age up to about 8 metres across. Kwanzan is a vigorous flowering cherry tree with a narrow upright habit when it is young. It will gradually spread as it matures and become more rounded, reaching up to about 8 metres across. Kanzan carries attractive bronze young foliage that turns dark green as it matures. The young leaves contrast well with the masses of rich pink double flowers produced in late spring. In a final flourish, the leaves colour beautifully before falling in Autumn. Prunus Kanzan trees can reach a height of about 10 metres.
History & uses of Prunus Kanzan: This tree is named after the Kanzan mountain in China. It was brought to Britain in 1913.
How Standard Trees are Measured: All our standards, including our cherry trees, are graded by their girth in centimetres - taken 1 metre above ground level. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres. In any variety an 8/10 is taller than a 6/8 but the heights between different varieties can vary hugely. So standard trees are roughly 2.5 - 4.5 metres tall.