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Cherry blossom tree question

a1154a1154 Posts: 1,107
I’m choosing some new trees, after having others removed. 

You know the fairly common pink cherries with a shortish trunk, and then really wide spreading branches? Is that a type of cherry, or a pruning technique? 
I don’t want a narrow or a weeping variety. 
Online shops often describe and photograph the blossom, but don’t say much about the tree. 
Grateful for recommendations as there are so many to choose from. 


  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    Possibly Kanzan variety. 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    edited November 2020
    They have varying heights and spreads according to the variety. The sites should tell you the ultimate height and spread. Im pretty sure it's not a pruning technique. 

    If you know the variety then you can check them out on the RHS website.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,107
    Hmm right. But it could have a 3-4m spread but look like a lollipop, couldn’t it? 
    Some nice pics of Kanzan online, thanks Omori. 
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    You're welcome, I have grown Kanzan in the past at a previous home and it was a very nice tree. This time around I am growing Shirotae, but that is a white variety.
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