Heritage Edition no. 9 – Flowering Cherry

This week’s email features a tree originally from Japan, home of 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cherry blossom is Japan’s nature icon renowned for its history and distinguishing beauty. The flower period is celebrated with many festivals and family events, which bring a lot of visitors to the country.

Prunus Kanzan, 400lt, October

The Japanese believe that this wonderful tree represents the human being and the stages in our life, with its transience as an opportunity to bring hope in a better days to come.

Of course, you don’t have to travel to Tokyo to see these trees.  The Harrisons Heritage Collection has advanced age specimens available in containers from 400L to 1000L. 

PRUNUS ‘Kanzan’ Pink Flowering Cherry

The rich double flowers of spring are held in pendant-like clusters, and as the petals unfurl it gives the impression the whole tree is growing and gently bubbling into the season.

Reddish-copper leaves emerge and turn to a dark green in summer, forming a dense canopy which offers shade below.

Autumn is orange and bronze. In all seasons, it makes for a graceful ornamental tree which will add positively to any landscape.

Photo on the right: 1000lt, 20+ year old grade.

Photo below: 400lt, 15+ year old tree.

Prunus Kanzan, Pink Flowering Cherry, 1000lt, October
Prunus Kanzan, 400lt, October