• Okame Cherry for Sale

    Okame Cherry for Sale

    Okame Cherry for Sale

    Okame Cherry for Sale


Okame Cherry

Reg: $199.90
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1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Okame Cherry Planting Mix

Helps your Okame Cherry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 6-9

Growing Zones 6-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Prunus 'Okame'

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This flowering tree is the star of the 'Cherry Blossom Festival' in Washington D.C. Tourists from all over the world arrive by the thousands to witness the awe inspiring show of the Okame Cherries in bloom.

Now you can enjoy the same beautiful pink profusion and fragrance in your yard!

One of spring's earliest flowering trees, you'll be the envy of everyone on your block when the cloud of gorgeous pink blossoms erupts in your yard.

Very showy because the fluffy carmine-pink flowers are made up of petals up to one inch wide... which bloom in clusters of two to five. Thrives in a wide variety of climates and provides a beautiful fall foliage display when the leaves turn yellow, orange and red.

Plant a single specimen or a row to frame your driveway and heighten the beauty of your view each spring.

When you buy this breath taking ornamental tree from Fast Growing Trees Nursery, you can be confident that you will receive a tree of great quality and health. Order your Okame Cherry today and enjoy that gorgeous pink spring floral show next spring.

Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Growth Rate
I ordered a 2-3 ft Okame Cherry tree a year ago, and I would say it is almost 5 ft now. It has many green leaves now during fall/winter. And also, when I first planted the small 2 1/2 ft plant, in about 3 months it was spring and it blossomed! It grew small pink flowers. Cant wait until next spring to see how many more blossoms it will have. Im sure each year there will be more and more! Thank you very much, I could not find that kind of tree at any of the nurseries where I live in... these make great Texas trees
December 31, 2012
I purchased a 6 ft tree spring 2011 and it arrived in a few days. Unforunatey, the tree was totally bare root. That said it has grown over 2 ft in a tree soil mixture. The bamboo stake would not support the tree without a root structure. I emailed Pam a question regarding foilage but did not receive a reply. Im optimistic it will become a beautiful tree and one which I was unable to locate locally.
December 31, 2012
I planted in late October of last year and after its first winter in March it bloomed its first pink flower. This tree has settled well and is growing about 2 feet a year.
December 31, 2012
I have been purchasing and planting trees on our 50 acre property for 21 years. So many companies have sent me bare rooted trees that never came out of dormancy or died soon after. I started those trees in pots. My husband and I have been in the nursery business of cold hardy palms for 30 yrs. and we know how to start a tree! Your quality cannot be matched.
December 31, 2012
I recently went to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC and had to have my very own tree! I was so excited to find this website. I ordered my tree and it arrived within a few days. Out of the box it was perfect! No damage, healthy looking, and the size I ordered. I planted it the next day using the instructions provided and it looks great! It's been almost a week since I received it but it's doing just fine. I was so happy, my husband and I are trying to make a decision of which tree to buy next!
December 31, 2012
I planted it in my back yard, and it bloomed right away the next spring. Its really a beautiful flower
December 31, 2012
I ordered a 4-5 ft last year and it's more than 7 ft now this year. So far it's healthy and blossomed with pink flowers this year. But this year, I been seeing a lot of these trees sold in Austin for $25 for a 12-14 ft size. Which is a great deal. So I bought 5 this year and planted it all in the backyard. Wonderful tree
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Amazing bloss
I am very happy with my Okame Cherry trees, 5-Stars! I ordered two 5-6Ft in October 2015, arrived quick, so healthy, very nice packaged. I planted the trees right away in mane terrace where is full sun all day, ( planted I using the instructions from FGT) . I live in New York zone 7, winter the year was nat so cold, only we have strong winds. In March after few months trees start to blossoms gorgeous pink flowers and green leaves. The trees growing very well and healthy. I would say it is almost 8Ft now, and summer nat wend start. I am very pleased abut the trees, love the flowers and I enjoy to see how growing so fast. Thank you FGT.
March 30, 2016
brooklyn US
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
I purchased my Okame Cherry tree last year, planted it and actually thought that it had died once but apparently it was just losing its leaves due to a freak cold spell (I'm a total beginner). I checked the bark as suggested by the FAQ section and it was still okay so I just waited and watched and this Spring, it started thriving. I have beautiful green leaves and it blossomed first red buds and then beautiful pink flowers. It's doing great and growing nicely. I love watching it grow and change and I can't wait until it's huge like the ones in DC!
December 31, 2012
Planted my Okame Cherry tree In front of the flowerbed. It has grown and the leaves look good. Seems to be quite healthy.
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Okame Cherry

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Okame Cherry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Okame Cherry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Okame Cherry again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
My daughter saw this at her college and she fell in love with it.
sanil t on Apr 2, 2016
Memories of cherry blossoms in Japan! I chose the Okame Cherry because it has a smaller footprint than the Kwanzan Cherry trees.
Bernadette W on Mar 14, 2016
My daughter saw this at her college and she fell in love with it.
sanil t on Apr 2, 2016
My friend loves them and I am getting it for her as a thank you
Katherine R on Mar 21, 2016
Memories of cherry blossoms in Japan! I chose the Okame Cherry because it has a smaller footprint than the Kwanzan Cherry trees.
Bernadette W on Mar 14, 2016
These cherry trees are supposed to be the same as the ones at the Washington DC Cherry Blossom festival. I hope mine look that beautiful someday! I already planted one, but it isn't blooming yet. It is pretty small, so I hope I grows a lot over the next few year. I just ordered 3 more, and I think they will be stunning someday.
Lori H on Mar 11, 2016
A new choice for me and I like what it dose to a yard.
william w on Feb 24, 2016
NORMAN P on Nov 6, 2015
colorful, zone friendly
Barry C on Nov 5, 2015
My friend loves them and I am getting it for her as a thank you
Katherine R on Mar 21, 2016
These cherry trees are supposed to be the same as the ones at the Washington DC Cherry Blossom festival. I hope mine look that beautiful someday! I already planted one, but it isn't blooming yet. It is pretty small, so I hope I grows a lot over the next few year. I just ordered 3 more, and I think they will be stunning someday.
Lori H on Mar 11, 2016
I purchased the Okame tree last year and have been applying 10-10-10 fertilizer. The tree is growing little buds but doesn't seem to be growing very tall. Please help?
Kumiko C on Mar 19, 2015
Is Indianapolis IN a suitable location for a Okame cherry tree?
Ray G on Oct 1, 2014
why don't you ship to CALIFORNIA??
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Each state decides which type of plants they allow in and out. These are rules we must follow and have no control over.
What do you recommend for fertilizing these trees?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can use Espoma Tree Tone. Also, to encourage blooms use fertilizer with a small percentage of nitrogen, higher percent of phosphorous and a bit of potassium.
Is the first week of June too late to plant this tree? We live 20 minutes NW of Savannah, GA. Thank you!
Amanda S on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would say it would be okay. I bought one for my daughter who lives in Palm Coast, Fl. and her tree is growing and blooming. She is so pleased with it. I also bought one for a friend (who is from Japan) and she lives in Jacksonville, Fl. Her tree is also growing and blooming. They both love the trees.
best time to plant cherry blossom tree?
Mikej on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted my cherry blossom tree in mid April. It has bloomed beautifully.
How would the okame cherry tree do in Southwest Louisiana area?
Kathy H on Jan 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-9. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
What is the best cherry trees you recommend for Shereveport LA I like the Kwanzan or Okame ?
Gloria P on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I can't help you.
Consider the Zone you are in and the growing space vs the size when full grown, as well as the color.
Why NOT try both and see which does the best?
what is the root depth ?
Gene D on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not sure if the question pertains to after tree is situated after planting.
When do I prune to shape?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live north of Dallas, my pruning for shape is Dec-Jan.. The trunk "suckers" are removed throughout the year. (I try not to do anything to these beautiful trees during the hottest weeks.)
Frank in TX
We live in S. California zip code 92606. Will the oakame tree or another cherry blossom tree bloom in our zone?
Phoebe S on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately there is not a cherry tree that I can recommend for a zone 10. Due to Agricultural restrictions we are prohibited from shipping cherry trees into the state of California.
Will these plants do well in Jalisco, Mexico?
Emilio A on Nov 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not ship to Mexico. I would call your local Agricultural Department.
do you sell taller than 5ft?
efren m on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The largest we carry is 5-6 ft.
Will you ship the Okame Cherry tree in a pot with soil or bare root?
peter t on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the time of year. Right now everything we are shipping has a root ball.
does it get fruit?
Randi L on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this is not a fruit producing tree.
Hey Guys.

All our trees are in and seem to be trowing off some new growth already. Quick question. The Okame Cherry the Japanese Maple are showing some signs of beetles eating on them. Is there anything you recommend I spray on the leaves to keep the beetles from munching. I have used dish soap and a water mix in a sprayer on plants in FL. Do you think this will work on keeping the beetles at bay? Otherwise, I will await your instructions. Thanks. Jim Richardson
James R on Jul 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Apply seven dust to your trees or an organic pesticide.

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Trimming & Pruning

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.