Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
‘Kanzan’ flowering cherry
‘Kanzan’ flowering cherry

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 3-7, 14-20, 32-34
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’ (‘Kwanzan’, ‘Sekiyama’)

Flowering Cherry
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Trees, Flowers

PRUNUS

Discussed here are ornamental members of the genus Prunus. Fruit trees belonging to this genus—collectively known as stone fruits—are described under their common names. See Almond; Apricot; Cherry; Peach and Nectarine; Plum (includes Prune); and Plum Hybrids.

Ornamental species and forms can be divided into two categories: evergreen and deciduous. Evergreen types are used chiefly as hedges, screens, shade trees, and street trees. Deciduous flowering trees and shrubs, closely related to the fruit trees mentioned above, are valued for their winter or spring floral display as well as for attractive shape and for foliage form, texture, and sometimes even fall color. Many of these deciduous kinds offer a bonus of edible fruit.

Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’ (‘Kwanzan’, ‘Sekiyama’)

Grows to 25–30 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide. Branches are stiffly upright, forming a beautiful inverted cone that spreads with age. Flowers are large, double, deep rosy pink, and hang in pendent clusters. Blossoms appear before or with reddish young leaves. Midseason bloom. 

You Might Also Like...

Prunus serrulata ‘Shirotae’ (‘Mt. Fuji’)

Strong horizontal branching gives this tree an umbrell-like form, but it’s not turned down at th...

Prunus serrulata ‘Shogetsu’ (‘Shimidsu Sakura’)

This tree is marked by spreading growth and arching branches. It grows to 15 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide....

Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’

Columnar in youth, this 20—25-ft. tree becomes vase shaped with age. Width at maturity is 8&ndas...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement