The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’ tree generally an undemanding tree that will adapt to all cultivated garden soils. Its preference is moist, nutrient-rich, loamy soils. Avoid wet soil.


The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’, likes warmth and prefers a sunny position.

Annual Growth Rate

The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’, will grow 30-40cm per annum.


The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’ will grow in pH neutral to strongly alkaline soils. Avoid acidic pH soils.

Root Structure

The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’, roots are sensitive to compaction and covering of paving or other hard standing materials.


The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’ tree requires a sunny position. It is frost hardy, likes warmth but is sensitive to wind and wet ground.

Annual Pruning

Being a spring flowering tree any pruning if required, should take place during the early winter months of November to December.


The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’ is a spectacular flowering tree with beautiful autumn leaf colours.

The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’, is one of the most popular Japanese ornamental cherries. It is a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 10 metres tall with a crown spread of up to 8 metres wide when mature.

The crown has strong upright branches, in a ‘V’ shape.

The bark is smooth and brown-red in colour. Foliage is deciduous, the leaves shoot bronze in colour then change to glossy dark green. In the autumn they change colour to yellow-orange.

Flowering takes place in May, at the same time as the leaves shoot, and is spectacular, when masses of fragrant, pink flower clusters cover the crown of the tree.

The Japanese flowering cherry ‘Kanzan’ seldom produces fruits.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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