Prunus 'Okame'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Prunus ‘Okame’

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

Location at BBG

Cherry Cultivars Area, South Rose Family Bed

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150 Eastern Parkway
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Brooklyn, NY 11225

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