Prunus 'Kanzan' #2 at Cathays Cemetery

Prunus 'Kanzan' 0

Prunus 'Kanzan'
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' 1

Prunus 'Kanzan'
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' 2

Prunus 'Kanzan'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18060 78543
Common name Cherry 'Kanzan'
Common name Double Pink Cherry
Alternative name Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Previously Prunus #31
Map section T
Height 7M July 2021
Girth 183cm May 2021
Reference 686

This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery, roughly central, beside a north-south path.

In 2021 it had a spread of 12M . It came into flower in mid April. Flowers are three to a bunch, 5cm across and have stalks about 30mm in length.

Prunus 'Kanzan' bark

Prunus 'Kanzan' bark
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' foliage1

Prunus 'Kanzan' buds
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' bud1

Prunus 'Kanzan' buds & new leaves
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower1

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower2

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower3

Prunus 'Kanzan' pink flowers fading to almost white
mid April 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' leaf1

Prunus 'Kanzan' leaves
mid May 2021

Prunus 'Kanzan' flower4

Prunus 'Kanzan' one of the last flowers remaining
mid May 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Kanzan' is a medium sized tree 8 to 12 metres tall, exceptionally growing to 14 metres. When mature it has a widely spreading shape. In mid to late spring it has bunches of large (5cm wide) double purplish-pink flowers among the young coppery-brown leaves. The flowers quickly fade to pale pink and the leaves mature to olive green.