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Okame Cherry Tree

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Okame Cherry Tree - Ships In Height of 3-4 Feet

Okame Cherry Tree - Prunus x in camp ‘Okame

The Okame cherry tree brings a bounty of color to small and large gardens. This tree’s headlining feature is the intense profusion of richly-colored pink flowers that surround the branches in springtime. Appearing as early as Valentine’s Day in some areas, the fragrant flowers are not only an early-season showstopper, but a draw for bees, and later in the year, the tight red fruits will attract many birds. Following the flowers, serrated elliptic leaves in dark green fill up the tree and provide moderate shade to the surrounding area. In the autumn, the leaves change to a variety of warm orange, red, and bronze hues.

A hybrid of Prunus incisa and Prunus campanulata, the Okame cherry is developed to be a more compact tree, reaching a mature height and width of 15 to 20 feet. This makes it suitable for growth near utility lines, as a showpiece in smaller gardens, or even on a patio in a large pot. Before maturity, expect this tree to grow up to 24 inches a year. The Okame cherry prefers well-drained clay, loam, or sandy soil with an acidic pH and grows best in full sun. Once established, the tree is moderately drought resistant. Through pruning during the tree’s development, the gardener can choose whether it should grow into an upright tree shape or remain a bushy shrub. It can be grown in zones 5 to 8 and tolerates somewhat warmer winters than some other varieties of blossoming cherry.

Because of its size, the Okame cherry can be used in a wide range of landscaping applications

Its stunning flowers and bright autumn foliage make it a beautiful statement specimen, and its suitability for containers means it can add an opulent touch to a patio or even be given as a gift.