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Okame

  • Flower colour: Pink

Okame is small ornamental cherry tree, featuring a mass of pretty shell-pink single flowers.

In autumn the leaves take on strong autumn tints.

The tree grows with an upright habit, spreading somewhat as it matures.

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.

Prunus incisa x Prunus campanulata

Okame flowering cherries for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 38.95
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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History

Okame was developed by the English flowering cherry enthusiast Captain Collingwood Ingram (known to his friends as "Cherry" Ingram).  It is a hybrid of Prunus incisa (the Fuji cherry) and Prunus campanulata (the Formosan cherry). It inherits the former's compact proportions, hardiness and excellent autumn leaf colours, and the attractive shell pink blossom of the latter. Definitely a case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Okame characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourPink
  • Fruit colourRed / Black
  • Fruit sizeVery small
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993