Mabo Boomkwekerijen

Boom

Prunus ser. ‘Kanzan’

Characteristics

The smooth bark is brownish-green, twigs reddish-brown. The autumn colour is yellow to orange. Flowers abundantly producing double pure pink flowers.

Description

This is one of the best known and most used Japanese ornamental cherry trees. It forms a broad vase-shaped crown that droops somewhat with overhanging branches when older. Height 8 – 10 m, width 5 – 8 m. The smooth bark is brownish-green, twigs reddish-brown.

The young leaves are bronze coloured and emerge at the same time as the flowers. In the summer the leaves turn dark green with a somewhat bluish-green underside. The autumn colour is yellow to orange. The elliptical leaf has a long tapered top and the leaf edge is sometimes double serrated. It flowers abundantly from late April to early May, producing double pure pink flowers. These are 3.5 – 4 cm in diameter and are grouped in dense bunches of 2 – 5 together.

‘Kanzan’ seldom produces fruit. For parks, public gardens avenues and streets. It does not stand up to wet soil.