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Flagpole Japanese Cherry Trees

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The details

Delivered in Large Sizes
  • Final height/spread: 6-8m x 1.5m
  • Column shaped, perfect for small gardens
  • Soft pink blossom in Apr-May
  • Bright red & orange autumn leaves
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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£ 69.98

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Amanogawa Flagpole Japanese Cherry Blossom - Standard Trees

Prunus serrulata Amanogawa is the must-have flowering cherry for everyone who loves their blossom and is short on space. Naturally column shaped (fastigiate), it won't spread more than about 1.5 metres when mature. The mildly scented, light pink flowers cover the tree in April and May, and the Autumn display is a conflagration of reds and oranges. 
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  • Final height/spread: 6/8m x 1.5m
  • Column shaped, perfect for small gardens
  • Soft pink blossom in Apr-May
  • Bright red & orange autumn leaves
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

How to grow

A hardy and undemanding tree, it only needs well drained soil and close to full sun to look its best, although it will be perfectly fine in partial shade. It isn't recommended for exposed sites where the strong winds will tend to bend it out of shape. It thrives on clay and chalk, and is recommended for the inner city.

Did You Know? 

Literally translated, Amanogawa means "Heaven's River", which is the Japanese term for the Milky Way. First recorded in 1886, it was introduced to Britain during the First World War. 

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

This tree is also sold as a large "feather" about 175-250cm tall - slightly too small to be graded as a standard. 

Planting Instructions

Notes on planting Prunus Amanogawa:
This hardy tree will grow on pretty much any soil with average drainage. They like chalk, and tolerate urban pollution well.
They are tolerant of partial shade, but will definitely look best in full sun.
We don't recommend them for very exposed, windy sites, where they will be blown out of shape.

Prepare your site before planting:
It is good to dig over the site where you plant a tree several months in advance. Kill the weeds first: for tough weeds like nettles, brambles and ground elder, you will usually need a weed-killer to get rid of them. When you dig the soil over, remove stones and other rubbish and mix in well rotted compost or manure down to the depth of about 2 spades.

Watch our video on how to plant a tree for full instructions.
Remember to water establishing trees during dry weather for at least a year after planting.

Tree Planting accessories:
Prepare your site for planting by killing the weeds and grass with Neudorff WeedFree Plus.
You can buy a tree planting pack with a wooden stake & rubber tie to support the tree and a mulch mat with pegs to protect the soil around the base of your tree from weeds and drying out.
We suggest that you use mycorrhizal "friendly fungi" on the roots of all newly planted large trees: if your soil quality is poor, we strongly recommend it.
You can also improve your soil with bonemeal organic fertiliser and Growmore.