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Prunus Amanogawa


Flagpole Cherry

Very tight pillar shape good for planting in a small garden or along a drive

This is a compact column-shaped tree with large, perfumed semi-double pale-pink flowers covering the tree in spring. Colourful leaves emerge red-bronze, becoming dark-green in summer and finally orange in autumn.


This tree loves to grow in full sun. It is pollution tolerant so it is perfect for urban and cottage gardens.


For best results grow in any well-drained, moderately fertile soil.

Prunus Amanagowa is a native of Korea, China and Japan. It was awarded The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Check store availability

Prunus amanagowa (10 litre pot) £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September