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Mature Prunus Serrulata Kanzan Cherry Tree Options Explained
100+cm: 1-3L pot, 1-2 years old, usually single stem.
125-150cm: 2-3 years old, 7-9L container, usually pruned to be a feathered tree. 125-150cm tall.
150-180cm: 2-3 years old, 9-12L container, half standard.
180-240cm: 2-4 years old, 12-20L container, half standard.
(HS)Girth 8-10cm : Half Standard,18L pot, *Roughly 80-150cm clear stem and 60-150cm foliage head.
(HS)Girth 10-12cm : Half Standard,25L pot, *Roughly 80-150cm clear stem and 80-170cm foliage head.
Girth 8-10cm : Standard,25-30L pot, *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm : Standard,30-35L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm : Standard,35L pot, *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm : Standard,50L pot, *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
Girth 16-18cm : Standard,80L pot, *Roughly 480-540cm tal.
Girth 18-20cm : Standard,1100L pot, *Roughly 540-600cm tall.
Multi-stem 200-250cm : 30-40L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 250-300cm 30-50L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 300-350cm 70-90L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 350-400cm 90-110L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature Prunus Serrulata Kanzan is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March and Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Prunus Serrulata Kanzan
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 been 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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Just wanted to say a massive thank you for my beautiful *Prunus Kanzan cherry blossom tree. She is planted and looks stunning, even without the blossom. I am recommending you to everyone I know as I am so happy with my purchase and the communication received from you. The delivery was great and it was so lovely to arrive home from work and see my lovely tree standing proudly in my disaster of a driveway 🤣 I will be in touch soon for my next tree Andie. M 0523.
Further to my earlier email below , the tree arrived this afternoon. Perfect Thank you. J. Stokes 0321 (HS)Girth 10-12 cm
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.