Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:12
This is my Prunus Kanzan, planted about 25 years ago. Photo taken in 2005, so it must have been about 15 years old at the time. Absolutely beautiful tree BUT it took most of the sun off the garden when in leaf, the blossom only lasted 2 to 3 weeks before the wind and rain knocked it off the tree and blew it all over my garden (and the neighbours), and the garden took a lot of clearing in Autumn. I admit that I only have a very small garden and in hindsight, it was the wrong tree for the space. I also planted it too near the small wall, which got pushed out of line over the years and threatened to fall over. Last February we had it chopped down. Daughter took the wood for her log burner so all was not lost. The difference to the light in the garden was unbelievable - still haven't got round to fixing the wall yet.
If I had a big garden, I would certainly put another one in - they are gorgeous when in flower, and shady on a hot day.
Hope this helps