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Cultural Details for Prunus x 'Okame'

Common Name:
Okame Cherry

Growth Rate:
Moderate, Broad columnar tree that rounds with age

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Deep pink, single flower with red flower parts, before the tree leafs out; spring flowering, showy

Fruit Details:
Not commonly seen

Fall Color:
Copper, orange, yellow

Bark Details:
Showy reddish-bronze; prominent horizontal lenticels

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Canker worm

Native Habitat:

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers acidic, moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, but is soil adaptable. Moderately drought tolerant. Propagation by cuttings. Zone 3-7

This plant was blooming:
3/24/2010 - 4/5/2010
4/1/2005 - 4/8/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5140, 5160, 5170

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.