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A picture of a Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

Prunus 'Kanzan'

Also known as

Cherry 'Kanzan', Cherry ornamental

Prunus serrulata Kanzan blossom Jardin des Plantes 2013-04-20 n2 by Marie-Lan Nguyen (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








25 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Not usually picked.

More images of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

A close up of some pink Prunus 'Kanzan' blossom flowers
A Prunus 'Kanzan' tree with pink flowers
A close up of some pink Prunus 'Kanzan' blossom flowers
A Prunus 'Kanzan' tree growing in a front garden covered in pink flowers. Photo by Candide user AlanGardenMaster

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan' Overview

Prunus 'Kanzan' is a mid-sized cultivar in the rose family, Rosaceae. This deciduous tree species produces beautiful pink double blossom flowers up to 5cm across. Flowers open from red buds and this cultivar develops a spreading habit with age. Young leaves are copper-brown in colour.

Common problems with Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

Relative problem free but can suffer from black & green flies.

How to propagate Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'


Flowering Cherries are usully grafted or budded on a rootstock to make sure the new tree looks excactly like the parent.




You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.

Special features of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Kanzan'

They are grown mainly for their single, 5 petalled, to double flowers and autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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