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Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

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The Okame Cherry is a beautifully shaped tree full of pink flower clusters in the spring. They're early bloomers- one of the first trees to signal that spring is here!


Okame Cherry

One of the Most Desired Flowering Cherry Trees


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 7+ ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $279.90
Sale: $139.95
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

Ships this Mon, Jul 6
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
50% OFF
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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 Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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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.

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus 'Okame'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, WA
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant 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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 31, 2012
I planted it in my back yard, and it bloomed right away the next spring. Its really a beautiful flower
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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!
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December 31, 2012
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!
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December 31, 2012
It was not until I ordered some trees from Fast Growing Trees, that I have been pleased with my order of trees online. ALL my trees are alive, in the ground, and thriving. I have been amazed at how well the trees were packaged and mailed...all seemed healthy and showed NO sign of shipping stress. Thank so much for consistently sending us such beautiful and healthy stock
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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.
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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
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December 31, 2012
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can I plant it now? or when? I live in NJ..
Jean E on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Texas and received it as a gift for the birth of my son last April which is not an optimal time to plant with the heat of summer approaching. It did fine in a container for the summer months and we planted it in fall. Of course the temperatures in NJ summer are milder, but I believe it's best to wait until fall to plant.
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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.
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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.
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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
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How would the okame cherry tree do in Southwest Louisiana area?
Kathy H on Jan 11, 2015
Best Answer: it does great. Just don't plant it where it would get the west sun.
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Is Indianapolis IN a suitable location for a Okame cherry tree?
Ray G on Oct 1, 2014
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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.
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Can I purchase an 'older' 'taller' cherry blossom tree? Thank you.
KELLY M on Jun 18, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, but not online. After I bought my cherry blossom tree I noticed that home depot sells taller older cherry blossom trees; however, at a higher price. Overall i am happy with my purchase from fast growing trees, but if you want a more mature tree you should buy one at your local gardening center or home depot. Because Fast growing trees ships their trees, they have to be smaller for practical reasons.
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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
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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.
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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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Hi...I am considering purchasing and "OKAME" tree to replace a diseased and overgrown Bradford Pear.
Are all "OKAME" trees similar... the same?? Are the colors in the Fall Different..Do they all fall under the category of "PRUNUS OKAME"... Are they hardy...any pest problems...Are all suited for strong sun and strong wind... in New Jersey..I would appreciate anyones thoughts on this tree who has had one for a few years...or longer...thanks.
Bob
Bob M. on May 14, 2015
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Is it too late to order a cherry blossom tree? I lived Alabama.
Susan D on Apr 18, 2015
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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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

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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.


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