Cherry OkameScientific Name: Prunus x incamp
Best Planted In Zone: 5-8
The Okame Cherry is a deciduous, flowering tree that ushers in spring with a profusion of fragrant, rose-pink flowers with dark centers. The Okame is one of the shorter flowering cherry trees, reaching a mature height of about 20 feet. With its short height and pretty flowers, the Okame serves as a great specimen tree for smaller yards. It exhibits a medium growth rate and is hardy to -05 degrees (Zones 5-8). For planting, the Okame prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Flowering cherry trees need 8 hours a day of direct sunlight and lots of water to thrive. Water regularly but avoid over-watering. A slow, long watering is the best. Flowering cherries need a 4 foot diameter of unobstructed space to grow in. In order to encourage a strong tree structure and vigorous growth, prune in late fall or winter.