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

Code: TR01749L
Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L PotPrunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot
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Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L PotPrunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot
Prunus 'Okame' (Okame Cherry) - 9L Pot

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.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2.5-4m
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Flower Colour: Dark pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring and summer/orange and red in autumn
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • 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

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

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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