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    Okame Cherry for Sale

    Okame Cherry for Sale

    Okame Cherry for Sale


Okame Cherry

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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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One of the Most Desired Flowering Cherry Trees

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.

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Customer 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
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
10 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
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
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.

Planting & Care

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?
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Early spring blooms. Nice "front yard" tree.
Stephen N on Jul 25, 2016
My friend loves them and I am getting it for her as a thank you
Katherine R on Mar 21, 2016
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
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
Best Answer: The growing zones are 6-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 20, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 31, 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.
Reply · Report · Merle W on May 17, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Kathleen O on Jun 9, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 20, 2015
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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: I am very happy with the Okama. We have had a good bloom, even with the wierd weather we got this year. Very little care after the first 6 month.s
Reply · Report · James G on Apr 11, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · John L on Aug 10, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · Frank P on Jul 28, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 23, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 17, 2015
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do you sell taller than 5ft?
efren m on Sep 24, 2015
Best Answer: The largest we carry is 5-6 ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 24, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 7, 2015
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does it get fruit?
Randi L on Jul 7, 2015
Best Answer: No this is not a fruit producing tree.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 8, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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