Prunus – Okame
Pink Flowering Cherry
DESCRIPTION: A small ornamental cherry tree that produces masses of candyfloss-pink, petite single flowers in early spring.
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright becoming oval to rounded
FOLIAGE: Sharply toothed, dark green with orange and red autumn colour
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Pink single flowers appear in clusters
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
LANDSCAPE USES: Borders, container, feature, parks and gardens, shade or street tree, espalier
TOLERANCES: Prefers full sun. Tolerates most clay, sandy or loamy soils. Prefers good drainage. Generally pest and disease free. Will tolerate moderate drought, frost, wind, and pollution. Will not tolerate boggy or waterlogged sites.
TREE CARE: Apply a slow release fertiliser annually, keep moist during dry periods and will benefit from being mulched well. Prune after flowering if required.