Cherry kanzan out of season blooming

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  1. FernP

    FernP Member

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    I wasn't sure where to post this since I didn't spot any threads about cherry trees in the genus rosa section.

    I bought a prunus serrulata kanzan (cherry kanzan) a few months ago. Planted and staked it and it has survived the heat of the summer. It's now autumn, hence lower temperatures and lots of rain, but I have spotted quite a few small white flowers blooming all over the branches. Is this normal for a young kanzan? Shouldn't the flowers be larger?

    Thanks for your help =)
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The leaf burn and sparseness are more a cause for concern than the appearance of some atypical off-season flowers. If you get it to do well later and the normal spring mass bloom is not right for the cultivar, then you can wonder if it is true-to-name.
     
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    It was planted at the height of a dry and windy summer so that would probably explain the scorched leaves. The weather took a turn as we entered the Autumn so I hope that won't be a problem anymore.

    Thanks for the advice though, I will wait until spring to see whether they sent the cultivar I ordered or not.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I don't know whether you are still around reading the forums, but now that I know more, I would say that those leaves are Prunus avium leaves, not 'Kanzan'. Did you replace the tree?
     

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