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Amanogawa

Amanogawa cherry blossom

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. 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.

Prunus serrulata

Amanogawa japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)

How to grow

Amanogawa is one of the most strictly 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.

History

Amanogawa is the Japanese word for the Milky Way, an apt description.

Amanogawa characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden MeritRHS Award of Merit
    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Flowering season:Late
    • Flowering month:May
    • Flower form:Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Pruning:No need to prune
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Japan
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

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What will it look like?

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.

Prunus Amanogawa flowering cherry tree

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

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.