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Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry

Okame Cherry Okame Cherry Tree

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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!

*images shown are of mature plants

Okame Cherry

One of the Most Desired Flowering Cherry Trees

Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are 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.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Dec 18
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 90.94
6 at $ 86.39 each
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Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are 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.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

4-5 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Dec 18
List: $ 119.90
Sale: $ 77.94
6 at $ 74.04 each
Qty:  
Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are 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.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

3-4 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Dec 18
List: $ 99.90
Sale: $ 64.94
6 at $ 61.69 each
Qty:  
Okame Cherry
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Flowering Trees 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.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$ 19.90
Sale: $ 12.94
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Planting Mix for Flowering Trees
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
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
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Okame Cherry
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
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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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 generally recommended for zones: 6-9
(blue 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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1 year ago
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
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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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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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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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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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Is Indianapolis IN a suitable location for a Okame cherry tree?
Ray G on Oct 1, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
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.