Prunus serrulata Amanogawa

Amanogawa cherry blossom
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  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red

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.

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

Amanogawa trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 18th November 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Amanogawa tree - bare root
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
2-year Amanogawa tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Amanogawa flowering cherry tree

We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

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.

Amanogawa characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Disease resistance: Good


  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering season: Late
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Light copper
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit RHS Award of Merit

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How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.

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