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Prunus Kanzan Cherry Tree Click The Link For Bare Root Kanzan Flowering Cherry Tree
Containerised Kanzan Cherry Tree Options Explained
OPTION 1: 2-3 years old, 7-9L container, usually pruned to be a feathered tree. 120-180cm tall.
OPTION 2: 2-3 years old, 7-12L container, usually pruned to be a half standard tree. 150-200 cm tall.
OPTION 3: 2-3 years old, 9-15L container, usually pruned to be a half standard tree. 200-250 cm tall.
Feathered: Branches start quite low down on the main stem.
Half Standard: Branches start very roughly half way up the tree with the trunk below being clear of branches and foliage.
If you are looking for show and splendour with your Japanese flowering cherry tree then the Kanzan is the one to go for. It has a very dense flush of double pink-purple flowers that scream look at me. We were going to say "screams look at me" as much as Alan Carr but by the time this goes live on the website he will probably just be another unknown starring in Celebrity Big Brother.
The Kanzan is particularly stunning when planted as an Avenue tree especially when the flowers come out.
Spring foliage is a vibrant coppery red turning green and then orange in the Autumn. Expect the foliage to be strong growing with an upright spreading habit, almost like a vase shape. Expect it to more vase shape when younger and spreading out a little as it ages. Doesn't that just sound like old age in general?
Rightly so, the Kanzan Japanese flowering cherry tree has being given the RHS Award of garden merit.
Apparently named after the Kanzan mountain in China when it was brought to Britain in 1913. We mean the year, not nearly quarter past 7.
When planting the Kanzan aim for a full sun position for best results. It will tolerate clay and chalk soil although a bit of organic matter will help it along. Sheltered or exposed positions are ok to plant in as are acid, neutral or alkaline soils. Even though it will tolerate chalky soil, if you have a thin bed of it and then rock, you will not get good results.
The Kanzan is considered a medium tree, not one that can predict the future but in terms of height. Expect it to be around 6m at 10 years. Depending on local conditions it may grow more or stall. It may grow to around 10m, either way, you can prune the tree to keep it at the height you desire.
Prunus Kanzan is supplied at a height of between 120 and 250 cm and in a 9-20L container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year.
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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.
Fruit On Ornamental Cherry Trees
If any fruits are formed, they will be small, inedible and barely noticeable.
Cheaper Ornamental Cherry Trees
There are cheaper cherry trees out there but you need to make sure that they are the same height and age, VAT and delivery is included in the display price, comes with a FREE TREE WARRANTY, certified virus free, UK grown and not cheaper EU imports used to better weather. A less expensive tree that dies is not cheaper.
If you get all that, let us know, we will try to price match.