Amanogawa is probably the most popular of the columnar or 'fastigiate' ornamental cherry trees.
It is quite widely grown - if you see a tall narrow flowering cherry in a garden or planted along a street, it is almost certainly Amanogawa.
The pale pink single or semi-double blossom arrives late in the spring, and is unusually fragrant for a flowering cherry. At the height of the blossom season the tree can appear to be entirely encased in blossom, with the branches hardly visible.
In autumn the leaves turn orange-red, and a mature Amanogawa tree on a sunny day in late October is a very attractive sight.
Over time it will become quite a tall tree, but taking up very little space, making it ideal if you want to add some height to your garden planting.
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Amanogawa is one of the most columnar of all garden ornamental trees, almost equalling the fastigiate crab-apples - and unlike them it still has regular side branches.
Because of their columnar form, Amanogawa trees can be planted quite close together if you wish - 3m or even a bit less between the trees, to give an interesting clustered effect.
Amanogawa is the Japanese word for the Milky Way, an apt description. It is a Japanese variety, brought to the West in the late 19th century.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.
We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.