Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Amanogawa Cherry) - 9L Pot

Code: TR01699L
Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Amanogawa Cherry) - 9L Pot
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Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Amanogawa Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Amanogawa Cherry) - 9L Pot

The Amanogawa Cherry is a gorgeous fastigiate tree that parades fragrant pale-pink double flowers. The young foliage of this deciduous tree holds a bronze colour, before turning green in summer. Come autumn, they fade to a mellow orange or sharp red, creating a medley of colours.

Due to the narrow and fastigiate nature of the Amanogawa Cherry, the tree is ideal for a small garden, or for row planting or spatial arrangement.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150 cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: Pale pink
  • Foliage Colour: Bronze when young, green in spring/summer, orange/red in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Growing Habit: Bushy, half standard, fans
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 10 - 20 years
  • Scented: Mildly
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

See alternative Amanogawa cherry trees below

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Magical Spring Blossoms

For most people the number one attraction of the flowering cherry tree is the short lived but totally spell-binding display of blossoms which, for many, epitomises effervescence and wonder of spring. The Amanogawa cherry is no exception. The narrow nature of the tree means that in the spring almost the entire tree seems to be covered in blossom as the upright stems are festooned in a profusion of pale-pink, semi-double blossom with a gorgeous fragrance.

Fiery Autumn Colour

The spring display of cherry trees always steals the limelight. But this is not a tree for just one season. After the blossom has appeared in spring new foliage appears in a gorgeous bronze colour. This changes again in the autumn when the Amanogawa puts on a stunning, colourful display with fiery orange and red leaves that covers the entire tree giving a long season of interest in the garden and easily rivalling the dramatic spring blossom.

Upright Structure

For those of you who are in search of a traditional cherry tree shape I would reccomend the Prunus Kanzan. But for something slightly different and more compact look no further. The Amanogawa cherry is also known as the Flagpole Cherry Tree and it is easy to see why with its strong, columnar, upright habit. Its fastigiate and narrow nature means that it is the perfect tree for a small garden and can also be used for planting in a row with other Flagpole Cherry Trees.

Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of at least 6 metres.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

For more information about how to plant and care for your flowering cherry tree or if you have any further questions please click here to see our guides.

History Of Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry blossom trees are a popular ornamental tree which are known for their beauty and grown for their flowers rather than their fruit. However, even though the fruit is too small and tart for humans it is very popular with birds. Most of the varieties of this tree originated in Japan where they have held an important place in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. In fact the cherry blossom tree, which is known as sakura in Japan, is the country’s national flower. There is a custom called ‘hanami’ in Japan which means ‘flower viewing’ where people will gather to look at the flowering trees. Originally it was said to be a custom introduced by the Emperor and members of the Imperial Palace but has since become popular tradition in wider Japanese society. People will gather for a party or picnic under the trees when they are in full bloom.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

This is an example of a 9L Amanogawa Cherry Tree from our nursery

Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Appears to be a good strong plant"

Reviewed Friday, 8 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"The cherry tree arrived in perfect condition just right size for planting"

Reviewed Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Arrived quickly, in near perfect condition. In transit one small branch seemed to have got knocked off. Wouldn’t be worth 1 star as accidents do happen, but as the branch was home to about 1/4 of the leaves on the tree, it was slightly disappointing"

Reviewed Monday, 5 November 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Good condition - just have to wait to see how it grows!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Looks healthy and planting was a dream"

Reviewed Saturday, 1 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely healthy tree which is doing great"

Reviewed Thursday, 28 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"A thriving tree so far. Thanks"

Reviewed Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Wonderful, really pleassed"

Reviewed Monday, 18 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent description and service. Plant flushing well."

Reviewed Sunday, 10 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"A lovely little tree, perfect for a small terraced garden like mine. Tree arrived within a few days but was rather wilted and around 10cm shorter than advertised. But after planting and watering it has come to life and has already grown a few cm."

Reviewed Thursday, 7 June 2018

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