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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Tree

Upright Flowering Cherry Trees
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' is a very columnar ornamental cherry tree, ideal as an eye-catching specimen for smaller spaces or for lining avenues. The narrow form will grow to a height and spread of just 6 x 2 metres in 20 years.

In April, the upright branches are smothered in pale pink cherry blossom. The large, semi-double, flowers have a pleasant and subtle fragrance. Bronze-green spring foliage turns to mid-green in the summer and then bursts into orange and red colours later in the year for an autumnal display.

Prunus 'Amanogawa' is a good choice for urban areas, as it is both tolerant of pollution and compact. It will do well in most soils and if planted in a sunny position, this RHS award-winning Flowering Cherry tree will not disappoint.

AKA Japanese Cherry Amanogawa, Flagpole Cherry tree

  • Common name: Japanese Cherry Amanogawa
  • Latin name: Prunus 'Amanogawa'
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers: Pale pink semi-double flowers
  • Foliage: Bronze-green in spring, mid-green in summer,  orange/red in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of all but wet or chalky soils
  • Position: Full sun
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Planting Advice For Prunus 'Amanogawa'

Our pot grown Amanogawa Japanese Cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year. Choose a location away from strong winds to protect the blossom display, then remove weeds and grass within a metre radius. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and nearly twice as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Flowering Cherry trees (except multi-stem forms) with a stake and tie kit to ensure the roots are well anchored - instructions are in the planting guide.

After Care Advice For Prunus 'Amanogawa'

When planting Japanese Cherry trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Prunus 'Amanogawa' Trees

Although it is possible to leave young Amanogawa Cherry trees to their own devices, carrying out formative pruning for the first few year will create a more balanced branch framework. Prune after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.

It will then require less maintenance in future and after two to three years, you will only need to remove occasional damaged or unwanted branches.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £59.99 (inc VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £59.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £179.99 (inc VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot £179.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £215.99 (inc VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £215.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £239.99 (inc VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £239.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 45L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £287.99 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 45L pot £287.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 16-18cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 45L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £311.99 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 16-18cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 45L pot £311.99 (inc VAT)
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 18-20cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 45L pot Prunus 'Amanogawa' Price £347.99 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 18-20cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 45L pot £347.99 (inc VAT)
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