Prunus × incam 'Okamé'

ornamental cherry - Prunus Okame

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12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
Delivered by mid September
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Prunus × incam 'Okamé' ornamental cherry - Prunus Okame: Charming cherry tree

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A bushy tree or shrub with sharply toothed dark green leaves turning vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn. Fragrant carmine pink flowers are produced in profusion in early spring. A lovely early-flowering cherry which looks great, even in small gardens.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker, cutting back any dead, diseased or crossing branches.

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Hi, for how long if at all do I keep the bamboo stake provided attached to this tree?


It really depends on whether or not the tree needs staking. In an exposed position it may need a more robust stake, but if it's being planted in a sheltered spot, it may not need staking at all - so could be removed immediately.


Hi. Could this be planted in a large container?


Hello, Provided it is a really large pot, and it is kept well fed and watered, then yes, the plant will be quite happy for several years.


How do I plant my Cherry blossom tree? Hi, What is the depth of hole I should dig for the Cherry tree 10L pot please? What type of compost should I use? Should I plant the pot the plant comes in as well or remove it before planting? How often should I be watering this tree if I plant it within the next two weeks? i.e. Ever other day for two weeks, etc. Regards, Scott

Scott Gilmour

Hello Scott, You should dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the existing rootball of the plant. You should then dig in lots of composted organic matter (or John Innes No 3 compost) and backfill until the plant will sit (without its pot) at the same soil level as it had in the pot. You can then gently backfill the sides around the rootball and firm it down without compacting it. As for watering, this will depend on a number of factors, but to be sure all you need to do is keep an eye on it and water it when the surrounding soil feels dry. We do have an article on how to plant on our site which you may find useful - just click on the following link to go straight to it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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