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The magnificent Okame cherry is the first
to bloom. Okame sails into the spring
gala early wearing a pink party dress.
Breathtakingly beautiful spring blossoms.

Moderate height and width, making it
perfect for small yards.

Low-maintenance as an ornamental tree.
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before you buy. There's a significant amount to be
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3 to 4 Ft.
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$38.95
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Okame flowering cherry trees put on
quitea show when planted in rolls
between 8 and 10 feet apart.
Okame is more than just a pretty pink party dress, though. It also has
great stems. The entire tree, in fact, is covered in polished
reddish-brown bark, a welcome guest in the winter landscape,
especially because it is hardier than many other cherries. In fall, it's
arrayed in bronzy-red to bright orange foliage.

There are several good reasons to grow an Okame flowering cherry
tree. The first, and perhaps most compelling one, is bloom time.
Okame sails into the spring gala early wearing a pink party dress.
After the gray-brown winter, we're ready for some colorful garden
guests, and we're a little wowed by our striking girl with rosy-
pink, bell-like flowers, each highlighted with red calyces and reddish
stems.

The magnificent Okame cherry breaks the dreary grip of late winter
with an outstanding two- to three-week display of rosy pink blossoms.
When young, the Okame cherry has an upright, vase-like shape. As
the tree matures, the overall form of the small tree becomes more
rounded.

This cherry will grow to a maximum height of 20 to 30 feet, with a
canopy spread of 12 to 20 feet.

The Okame cherry is a man-developed hybrid plant. In early 20th
century England, noted cherry tree enthusiast Captain Collingwood
Ingram experimented with creating a cherry with excellent tolerance
of winter cold and tremendous flowering.