Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0174
Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot

Cherry Okame is a small deciduous tree which is one of spring's earliest bloomers, with single carmine-pink blooms with red calyces and reddish flower stalks, which give the tree a beautiful 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.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: dark pink
  • Foliage Colour: green in spring and summer/orange and red in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • 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

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 our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 1.0/5 (1 review)

Rating: 1/5

"Very poor tree."

Reviewed Monday, 18 April 2016

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this tree. If this tree is not growing properly perhaps try applying some fertiliser to promote healthier growth. Furthermore, it is important to water young trees regularly until roots are established. If after watering and fertiliser your tree is still in bad condition, please contact customer services to discuss a replacement or a refund."

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