Summer 2024You can now pre-order for next season. Deliveries will begin again in September for pot grown trees and December for bare-rooted or mixed tree orders.
Pippin Trees banner logoChoose from over 280 flowering cherries, crab apples, rowans and other ornamental trees.


Amanogawa cherry blossom
Amanogawa has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.

Amanogawa japanese flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £71.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

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.

Amanogawa characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 1993RHS AM - 1931
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • PruningNo need to prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

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.