Prunus ‘Okame’

Prunus 'Okame'
Prunus 'Okame'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

About Prunus 'Okame'

This hybrid of the Formosan and Fuji cherries was introduced to Europe in 1947 by Collingwood Ingram, a renowned authority on Japanese flowering cherries. Its deep carmine-rose buds open to lighter-tinted flowers before leaves appear. This small- to medium-size tree is excellent for small gardens and is also showy in fall, with orange-red leaves. This variety is recommended by the Garden Club of America's book, Plants That Merit Attention.

Stages of Bloom

Okame Pre Bloom
Pre Bloom
Okame First Bloom
First Bloom
Okame Peak Bloom
Peak Bloom
Okame Post Bloom
Post Peak

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