One of the latest cherries to bloom in early to mid April. It has huge double pink blossoms that open at the same time as the leafs start to emerge – which are a gold color. Fall colors are vibrant yellows and reds. Upright stiff branches forming a shape like a Martini glass.
It is sterile and produces no fruit.
Pronunciation: PROO-nus ser-yoo-LAY-tuh
Species Meaning: Small-toothed, referring to leaf margins
It is reported to be a short lived tree, with some saying that disease problems limit it to 15 or 20 years. We shall see if their problems are related to bad locations, soil or climate conditions.
Kanzan is a old Japanese poetic word meaning “bordering mountain”
Alternative names: Kwanzan, Sekiyama, Sekizan
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18025
Found in Cherry Corner,
The tree is right by the Tea House and anchors that corner of the pathways.
We acquired this plant from Al's Garden Center.