Prunus 'Okame'

Ornamental cherry

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen tree

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


photo by Sharon Pearson, copyright GAP Photos (33309)

Plant details

Okame' is a cherry that will give a wonderful show in spring and autumn. From early spring it bears clusters of cup-shaped, carmine-pink flowers in profusion. Then, in autumn, the dark green leaves start to turn from orange to red, before they fall. It has a bushy, rounded shape and could be grown in a smaller garden.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Cultivar: Okame

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 800cm

Reader reviews


I have just bought a apple blossom and planted it this week. I have heard that there is a way to train it that would enable its branches to weep. Any ideas or help would be fantastic


the French weight them down with parcels of heavy items so they droop. Ive seen it a lot in the Loire area?!

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