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Prunus ‘Amanogawa’

Flagpole cherry

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

  • Botanical name: Prunus 'Amanogawa'
  • Common name: Flagpole cherry
  • Family: Prunaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is a beautiful ornamental cherry tree. It has an upright or columnar habit, hence its common name, the flagpole cherry. In late spring it’s smothered in semi-double, pale pink blossom, popular with pollinators. The foliage is green-bronze in spring and fresh green in summer. In autumn, the leaves turn orange and red before falling.

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Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is one of the best trees for small gardens. It holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ thrives in a moist but well-drained soil and a sheltered spot – strong winds may strip the tree of its blossom. Grow in full sun for the best flowers. Remove damaged, diseased or crossing branches in midsummer.

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How to grow Prunus 'Amanogawa'

  • Plant size

    8m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

Prunus 'Amanogawa' and wildlife

Prunus 'Amanogawa' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Prunus 'Amanogawa' poisonous?

Prunus 'Amanogawa' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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