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Amanogawa ornamental cherry trees

Amanogawa has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Best seller
  • Flowering month: May
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Awards: RHS AM 1931
A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.

Amanogawa ornamental cherry trees for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


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


  • Disease resistanceGood


  • Country of originJapan
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Blossom colourPink - light
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)RHS AM