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Prunus x incam 'Okame' (Taiwan Cherry)

Taiwan Cherry 'Okame', Okame Cherry, Prunus 'Okame'


One of the most popular garden cherries, Prunus x incam 'Okame' (Taiwan Cherry) is a small deciduous tree of upright and vase-shaped habit when young, becoming more rounded with age. Blooming in early-mid spring, a profusion of mildly fragrant, 5-petaled, rich carmine-pink flowers with red calyces smother the bare branches and create a terrific floral display. The foliage of finely textured, ovate, dark green leaves, turns bronzy red to bright orange in the fall and provides an extended period of color. A striking presence in the landscape, Okame cherry demonstrates excellent heat and cold tolerance. It makes a handsome specimen tree or can be used in groupings of three to five. Hybridized by Collingwood Ingram of England, using Prunus incisa and P. campanulata

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 15-25 ft. tall (4-8 m) and 15-20 ft. wide (4-6 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice as a single specimen plant.
  • Susceptible to caterpillars, leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
  • Prune in midsummer if silver leaf is an issue
  • Propagate by chip budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden

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