Ornamental cherry

Prunus 'Okame'

Ornamental cherry - Prunus  'Okame'

Common Name: Ornamental cherry
Genus: Prunus
Cultivar: 'Okame'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 8.00 m (800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, OrangeFlowering Period: March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: perfect for small garden

A bushy tree or shrub with sharply toothed dark green leaves turning vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn. Fragrant carmine-pink flowers are produced in profusion in early spring. A lovely early flowering cherry which looks great even in small gardens.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

  • Goes well with: Viburnum davidii, Skimmia japonica 'Rubella', Pachysandra terminalis, Geranium macrorrhizum, Galanthus nivalis, Crocus tommasinianus, Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'.

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