Prunus × incam 'Okamé'
Description: A rounded-headed small deciduous tree with ovate leaves turning orange and red in autumn. The small, deep shell pink flowers are popular with bees and produced in mid-March. 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.
History: A hybrid raised by Capt. Collingwood Ingram, and introduced in 1947. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk and clay.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 2.5m