Kanzan Japanese Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
Kanzan Japanese Cherry is a low tree. The height of a plant is 10-12 m and the width is 5-6 m. The annual growth reaches 30 cm. The shape of the crown at a young age is an inverted cone, becoming wider with age. The bark is reddish-brown at a young age. The full-grown plant is a brown-gray, fissured. The leaves are elliptical, alternate, glossy. They change the color during the season. The leaves are bronze in spring, green in summer. They become orange-yellow in autumn. Blooms profusely, in early May, 1-2 weeks. Flowers pink, fragrant. The fruits are small, black, with a bitter taste.
It is recommended to plant in sunny places protected from cold winds. Prefers moist, fresh, nutrient-rich, sandy-clay soil, neutral to strongly alkaline. It can also grow in normal garden soil. Well adapted to urban conditions. The plant does not like stagnation of water.