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About Okame Cherry Trees

A stunning and easy-to-grow ornamental cherry tree!

The Okame Cherry tree is one of the few flowering cherries that grow and blossom in warmer zones. This ornamental tree blooms earlier than other cherries with pink, showy, fragrant flowers. The early spring blooms are so lovely, they are celebrated at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.

Even when the tree isn’t blooming, it makes a lovely addition to your garden, thanks to its green leaves with orange tints. The beautiful leaves turn yellow, orange and red in the fall. For winter appeal, once leaves are gone, textured reddish-bronze bark adds interest. Plant this flowering tree as a landscape feature or in a row to frame your driveway.

How to Grow an Okame Cherry Tree

Okame cherry is the most heat, humidity and drought resistant of the flowering cherries. With a low chill requirement, the blooms are reliable. Cherry trees can do well in almost any kind of soil, although this hybrid cherry doesn’t do well in overly wet or clay soil, so make sure that you avoid these soil conditions.

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Bloom Color Pink
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 6 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 30' tall x 15 - 30' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 30' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow flowering trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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