Cherry Kanzan (Prunus Serrulata ‘Kanzan’) One of the most widely planted cherries, easily spotted with its distinctive vase shape comprised of stiffly ascending branches, becoming somewhat wider with age (like so many of us!). In spring the branches become clothed in a profusion of showy purple-pink flowers. The newly emerged leaves provide a perfect backdrop of coppery-red before turning to green and then shades of yellow and orange in autumn.