Beauty of the Beanpole

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’A beautiful tree with an upright habit ideal for small gardens

Plant Profile of the ornamental cherry Prunus ‘Amanogawa’.

Many modern gardens are tiny. Faced with a lack of outdoor space many home owners have to think about optimum usage of the vertical space available in addition to any horizontal planting space available.

Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is an excellent small tree for gardens where space is at a premium. In fact if you have no garden at all Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ is also suitable for growing in a large container.

In the same way that developers fill large cities with skyscrapers to make the most of the available space you can do the same in your own garden with plants like Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ .

Because of it’s strikingly upright habit I have heard of Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ referred to as the Beanpole Cherry. Young examples of this tree are very thin but as they mature they do begin to spread out to 3-4 metres. The maximum mature height is 8-9m.

Before it drops it’s leaves in autumn, Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ displays good autumn colour in shades of green, red, orange and yellow.

When the leaves unfurl in spring they are bronze coloured. But most gardeners grow Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ for the flower display towards the end of spring. Large groups of semi-double, light pink, scented flowers are produced on the vertical branches and sideshoots. The flowers are saucer-like and 4-5cm in diameter.

If you would like to grow Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ in your own garden it requires reliably moist soil that is also well drained and reasonably nutritious.

So if space is at a premium consider the ‘beanpole’.

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Article written by on 27 Apr 2007 and Filed under Trees.