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Tree comparisons



Rowan
Amber Light

Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa

Flowering cherry tree
Accolade

Crab-apple trees
Admiration

Maple
Crimson King

A typical Mountain Ash or Rowan, with particularly persistent red berries.A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.An impressive spreading ornamental cherry tree, with light pink double-flowers.Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.Crimson King is a tree fast-growing maple with purple leaves which turn red in the autumn.
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Growing


Rowan
Amber Light
Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa
Flowering cherry tree
Accolade
Crab-apple trees
Admiration
Maple
Crimson King
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Scented flowers
Attractive flowers
Attractive tree / plant
Attractive flowers
Attractive fruit
Scented flowers
Attractive tree / plant
Attractive foliage
Autumn foliage colour
Height 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
Growth habitUpright-spreading
Columnar / Fastigiate
Spreading
Columnar / Fastigiate
Upright
Growth rateAverage
Average
Slow
VigourSlightly small
Average vigour
Average vigour
Weak growing
Average vigour
Site conditionsCoastal site
Occasional flooding
Windy site
SunlightTolerates shade
Prefers full sun
Useful forOpen spaces
Patio growing
Open spaces
Street / amenity
Specimen planting
Blossom durationAverage (2-3 weeks)
Average (2-3 weeks)
Hardiness rating (RHS)H6 (to -20C)
H6 (to -20C)
H6 (to -20C)
PruningLight prune
Light prune
Light prune
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Disease resistanceGood
Good
Good
Good
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
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Identification


Rowan
Amber Light
Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa
Flowering cherry tree
Accolade
Crab-apple trees
Admiration
Maple
Crimson King
Country of originJapan
United Kingdom
United States
Belgium
Flowering monthMay
May
April
April
April
Flowering seasonLate
Mid-season
Flower colourWhite
Pink - light
Pink - light
Pink - light
Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
Leaf colourBluish-green
Green
Green
Green
Dark purple
Leaf colour - youngLight copper
Green
Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
Orange / Red
Orange / Red
Yellow / Crimson
Fruit colourOrange
Red
Annual cycleDeciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
Deciduous
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Using


Rowan
Amber Light
Japanese flowering cherry tree
Amanogawa
Flowering cherry tree
Accolade
Crab-apple trees
Admiration
Maple
Crimson King
Fruit persistencePersistent
Persistent
WildlifeAttractive to birds
RHS perfect for pollinators
Attractive to birds
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