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Prunus 'Okame'

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Description

Polished reddish-brown bark; heat and cold tolerant; a hybrid of P. campanulata and P. incisa; subject to late freeze damage; easy to transplant; rosy pink blooms in early spring; longer flowering period than most cherries.  Does well in heavy clay.

 

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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#interesting bark#specimen#easy to grow#wildlife plant#pink flowers#fall interest#cpp#pollinator plant#early spring flowers#fall color yellow#clay soils tolerant#fall color red#fall color orange#nectar plant early spring#problem for cats#problem for dogs#bee friendly#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#interesting bark#specimen#easy to grow#wildlife plant#pink flowers#fall interest#cpp#pollinator plant#early spring flowers#fall color yellow#clay soils tolerant#fall color red#fall color orange#nectar plant early spring#problem for cats#problem for dogs#bee friendly#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees and other pollinators are attracted to the flowers.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heat and cold tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Clear, bright rosy pink blooms with 1 inch long petals appear in profusion in early spring and last about three weeks; mildly fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1 to 2.5 in. alternate, simple leaves deep green with orange tints; bronzy red to bright orange to red fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Lenticels
    Bark Description:
    Polished reddish-brown to bronze bark with the characteristic cherry bark lenticels forming horizontal lines.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses