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Prunus x ‘Okame’ 


Okame is a small ornamental tree with an abundant display of pretty soft-pink, single flowers in late Winter to early Spring, adding colour when the garden is bare. Flowers hang in clusters like little frilled bells, enhanced by dark pink campanulate calyces.


An upright vase shape when young, spreading and becoming more rounded with age. Excellent for small gardens, as a lawn specimen and excellent for bonsai.


New leaves are light green with a touch of bronze, becoming dark green through Summer, and turning yellow-orange and red-orange through Autumn.


Tree Size: 4 m high by 3 m wide


Tree Care: For best results plant in full sun in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration. 


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Cherries are shallow rooted and young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.



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