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
We recommend planting Amanogawa Japanese Cherry trees in a location away from strong winds to protect the blossom display.
Our pot grown Amanogawa trees can be planted at any time of the year. Prepare the ground by removing weeds and grass within a metre radius of the planting site. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and around twice as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole. Remove the pot, loosen the roots a little 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.
For spring and summer planting, water Japanese Cherry trees well for the first few months. If there are extended periods of hot or dry weather, increase watering. When planting in autumn, you may only need to water the tree 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.
It is beneficial to carry out formative pruning on Amanogawa Cherry trees for the first few years. Focus on creating a balanced branch framework and removing any badly placed shoots, which will lead to less maintenance being required in future. After two to three years, you will only need to remove occasional damaged or unwanted branches.
Carry out pruning after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped, but before the new shoot growth appears.
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Trees on pre-order are not ready to send out yet and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.
1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + 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).
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.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 10 days of placing the order. 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.
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.
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 type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Single Stem Tree||150-200cm||10L pot||£59.99 (ex VAT)|
|Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth||approx 2.5-3.0m||28L pot||£159.99 (ex VAT)|
|Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth||approx 3.0-3.5m||45L pot||£199.99 (ex VAT)|
|Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth||approx 3.5-4.5m||45L pot||£219.99 (ex VAT)|
|Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth||approx 4.5-6.0m||45L pot||£259.99 (ex VAT)|
|Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 16-18cm girth||approx 4.5-6.0m||45L pot||£279.99 (ex VAT)|
|Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 18-20cm girth||approx 4.5-6.0m||45L pot||£309.99 (ex VAT)|