Scientific Name: Prunus 'Kanzan' ( syn. P. 'Kwanzan' )
Common Name: flowering cherry, Kwanzan cherry, Kanzan cherry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round, Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Key ID Features:
Deciduous tree with a wide spreading crown; very prominent creamy-orange, horizontal lenticels; branches come off stem at 45 degree angle; alternate, ovate, serrate leaves with reddish petioles, where petiole joins leaf blade, there are kidney shaped glands; stipules incised, about 2cm long. Winter ID: buds pointed, conical, 8-11mm long, glabrous, brown; leaf scars mostly half-round to triangular with 3 bundle scars (centre one larger).