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Prunus Okame
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Prunus 'Okame'

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - March Flowering month - March
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune