Prunus ‘Kanzan’*


1. Can I plant a prunus Kwanzan tree by a Roberson ?

2. Can a prunus Kwanzan be planted by rejoinder bush



Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’ or ‘Kwanzan’ is a fairly large deciduous tree, vase-shaped when young and later spreading to about 30-40 ft tall and 15-20 ft wide, with coppery-brown young foliage and vivid purplish-pink double flowers that are 5 cm in width opening from crimson buds.  It is commonly known as a flowering cherry.

All Prunus spp should be planted 20 to 25 feet apart so they do not grow into each other. This would be an appropriate distance for any plantings around such a tree. They will grow in a wide variety of soil types, but prefer deep, well-drained soil ranging in texture from a sandy loam to a sandy clay loam. They prefer to be in full sun.  In the fall prior to planting, prepare the area by soil testing and incorporating lime as needed to achieve a soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5. Plant as early as possible in winter. Do not place fertilizer in the planting hole or fertilize immediately after planting. Wait at least six weeks after planting to fertilize.

You can expect these trees to have a lifespan of 15-20 years.

For further information go to:

Planting A Kwanzan Cherry Tree