Prunus incisa x Prunus campanulata Okame
- Flowering month: March
- Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower size: Small
- Flower colour: Pink
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit: Upright-spreading
Okame is small ornamental cherry tree, featuring a mass of pretty shell-pink single flowers.
In autumn the leaves take on strong autumn tints.
The tree grows with an upright habit, spreading somewhat as it matures. It remains small, and is likely to reach a mature height of 2.5m or so.
Okame is unusual amongst the flowering cherries in that it often produces a crop of small dark cherries - not palatable for humans, but useful for birds.
Okame was developed by the English flowering cherry enthusiast Captain Collingwood Ingram (known to his friends as "Cherry" Ingram). It is a hybrid of Prunus incisa (the Fuji cherry) and Prunus campanulata (the Formosan cherry). It inherits the former's compact proportions, hardiness and excellent autumn leaf colours, and the attractive shell pink blossom of the latter. Definitely a case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Okame trees for sale
1-year Okame tree - bare root
2-year Okame tree - in a 12L pot
2-year top-worked (Serrula 1m) Okame tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative examples of pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
- Prunus Okame flowering cherry tree
- Prunus Okame top worked serrula flowering cherry
We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
Prefers full sun
- Useful for:
Patio growing Small spaces
- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Flowering month:
- Flowering season:
- Flower colour:
- Flower form:
Single flower (5-8 petals)
- Flower size:
- Leaf/Flower sequence:
Leaves appear first
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Fruit colour:
Red / Black
- Fruit size:
- Annual cycle:
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