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PlantFiles: Flowering Cherry
Prunus 'Okame'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Okame

Synonym:Prunus x incam

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral claypa On Apr 3, 2007, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

These trees rarely fruit, but a seedling from this tree was selected as Prunus 'Dream Catcher' by the US National Arboretum. Propagated by cuttings. Has a beautiful reddish/bronze bark, and is 'semi-drought tolerant' when fully established.

Positive Bartramsgarden On Jul 23, 2006, Bartramsgarden from Trenton, FL wrote:

I planted one of these 1 1/2 years ago in my zone 8b garden near Gainesville, Florida. I sited the plant in almost full sun on the edge of a concrete patio. Since planting, it has maintained excellent health and vigor, and has bloomed profusely each spring. Growth seems to be moderate to fast. This plant is a very promising experiment for me. I am tantalized by the beautiful pictures of mature trees that I have seen in periodicals and online. So far, this seems to be an excellent replacement to the pink flowering dogwoods which do not succeed in my area.

Positive thedad On Feb 16, 2005, thedad from Covington, LA wrote:

planted 2 of these in full sun and they have bloomed beautifully in early spring. these small trees are easy to care for seem to be a good choice in zone 9. in the fall the leaves turn a nice brownish/bronze color.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Lakewood, California
Quincy, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Kailua, Hawaii
Winnetka, Illinois
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Arverne, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina

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