Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - Bare Root

Code: TR0174BR
Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - Bare Root
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Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - Bare Root
Cherry Okame is a small, round-headed deciduous tree and is one of spring's earliest bloomers. It boasts single carmine-pink blooms with red calyces and reddish flower stalks, all giving the tree an alluring look.

The leaves turn shades of bronzey red to bright orange as autumn descends and with a polished reddish, brown bark this tree looks gorgeous throughout the seasons.

The bare root variation of the Okame Cherry is a great alternative to container-grown versions during the winter. It has already been growing for two years in ideal conditions so that the tree will already be in great shape and ready to take off, regardless of the season.


Characteristics
  • Comes as 'Bare Root'
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: Dark pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring and summer/orange and red in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5-4m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: chalk, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 6m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of one of our bare root tree. Please note the trees will vary in appearance according to species and season and the compost around the roots is there just to keep them moist and will fall away when unwrapped, leaving a bare-rooted plant. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.
 
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Reviewed Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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