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
|Pre Bloom||First Bloom||Peak Bloom||Post Peak|
Location at BBG
Cherry Cultivars Area, South Rose Family Bed