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Prunus 'Amanogawa' | Cherry Blossom Tree | 36L Pot

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The Amanogawa cherry blossom tree

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. Cherry trees are famously hardy and will require little care and attention once established. The stunning ornateness of the tree brings life to any area in where it's planted.

  • Double flowers
  • Scented
  • Award of Garden Merit
  • Hardy tree
  • Suitable for borders
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Foliage Colour: Green (Spring/Summer), Orange/Red (Autumn)
  • Flower Colour: Pale Pink
  • Eventual Height and Spread: Up to 4m x 1m
  • Height on Arrival: 250-270cm
  • Rootstock: Colt
  • Age: 3 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
  • Supplied As: 36L Pot
  • Habit: Upright

About your plant: Your plant will arrive from a specialist nursery in the UK with staff who have put time and care into growing your tree. 

Packaging:  All trees arrive in an cardboard box which is designed to keep them secure. This prevents them from moving around on their journey and ensures they arrive safely at your door. 

Easy to grow, a cherry blossom tree will make a perfect first tree. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

Once planted, you should water your trees at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to have adequate spacing between each tree, with 3 - 3.5m between Gisela 5, and 4.5 - 5m between Colt rootstock trees (respectively).

Containerised trees have planting requirements, detailed below:

Watering: With containerised trees, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.

Pruning: For containerised trees, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.

Planting: With containerised trees, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground. You should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your trees no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.

Once you are happy with your efforts, give your tree a generous watering.

Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of the tree.

Tie the stake to your tree (and leave space for growth), and place a rabbit guard around your tree to protect it from harmful pests.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. In autumn, remove fallen leaves to prevent the risk of disease. You should also make sure that the ties are not rubbing your tree. 

Hardiness: Cherry blossom trees can be found growing in far colder regions than the UK and therefore these mild winters will not affect your tree.

Position: Cherry blossom trees are best planted in full sun, however they will also cope in more shaded locations.

Soil: Well-drained or moist but well-drained soil will help your cherry blossom tree to thrive. Don't plant them in soil that easily becomes waterlogged as this can lead to problems. Also try not to compress the soil when planting, give them room to breathe!

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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
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