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Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa

Crab-apple trees
Admiration

Flowering cherry tree
Accolade

Birch
Snow Queen

Birch
Silver Birch

A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.An impressive spreading ornamental cherry tree, with light pink double-flowers.An attractive tree, and one of the best forms of the Himalayan birch, with a bright white stem.The Common Silver Birch, native to Europe, popular for its peeling white bark and pendulous branches.
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Growing


Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa
Crab-apple trees
Admiration
Flowering cherry tree
Accolade
Birch
Snow Queen
Birch
Silver Birch
Gardening skillBeginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Scented flowers
Attractive flowers
Attractive fruit
Scented flowers
Attractive flowers
Attractive tree / plant
Attractive bark
Autumn foliage colour
Attractive bark
Autumn foliage colour
Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
Columnar / Fastigiate
Spreading
Upright-spreading
Upright-spreading
Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
Some shade
Prefers full sun
PruningNo need to prune
Light prune
Do not prune
Do not prune
Growth rateAverage
Slow
Average
Fast
Site conditionsOccasional flooding
Occasional drought
Occasional flooding
Occasional drought
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Identification


Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa
Crab-apple trees
Admiration
Flowering cherry tree
Accolade
Birch
Snow Queen
Birch
Silver Birch
Flower colourPink - light
Pink - light
Pink - light
Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
Flowering monthMay
April
April
Leaf colourGreen
Green
Green
Green
Green
Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
Orange / Red
Yellow
Yellow
Fruit colourRed
Fruit persistencePersistent
BarkWhite
White
Country of originJapan
United States
United Kingdom
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Attractive to birds
Annual cycleDeciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
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