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Okame Cherry

Prunus 'Okame'


1. Height

  • Ships week of Mar 26
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full Sun


20-25 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Prunus 'Okame'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

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

4.5 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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!
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years 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!
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
I planted it in my back yard, and it bloomed right away the next spring. Its really a beautiful flower
January 1, 2013
The first tree I received was coming out of dormancy and didn't survive. I was in contact with the seller and always got courteous service. A replacement was promptly shipped. It looks a little stressed but should be ok.
June 27, 2016
Bartlesville , OK
1 year ago
Growing Zone:

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? Store
It’s a spectacular flowering tree, I wanted to plant one for a long time just finally found it on this website, I am so excited !
Lilly N on Oct 25, 2017
very beautiful flowers
Saundra F on Oct 9, 2017
It’s a spectacular flowering tree, I wanted to plant one for a long time just finally found it on this website, I am so excited !
Lilly N on Oct 25, 2017
Wanted something different than the neighbors.
Dan L on Oct 18, 2017
very beautiful flowers
Saundra F on Oct 9, 2017
Fast growing, colorful and hoping it will provide some privacy.
Steven D on Sep 12, 2017
looks so pretty
Kathy S on Jul 24, 2017
reviews and looks of tree
Tim W on May 29, 2017
We lived in Okinawa, japan and since then have always wanted a cherry blossom
Benjamin B on Apr 19, 2017
colorful tree in the spring if New Jersey can get its weather right
this year it blossom way to early.
dej226 on Apr 9, 2017
The exquisite beauty of this flowering tree and a family member very much wants it.
Sarah B on Apr 1, 2017
Had these at my last home. Great trees..I planted them from a 5-6 ft size. When I sold the home 20 years later they were the envy of the road. But I did learn something, do not plant them over a sidewalk. When the flowers fall and there is a damp dew out you will track the petals in your house. What a mess...
Michael B on Mar 27, 2017
looks nice
Stephen D on Mar 8, 2017
The blooms will match the paint trim on the house and will be unusual yet pleasant to see in this area.
Thomas F on Feb 24, 2017
Love the color of flower
John F on Feb 14, 2017
Wife like them
Brian H on Nov 28, 2016
wife wanted beautiful tree for garden, liked pictures of Okame Cherry, other items ordered to possibly improve chances of having a successful planting.
walter c on Oct 21, 2016
I chose these for the pink blooms. The front yard is small and close to utilities wires so smaller trees will fit better. Also gets full all day sun. Needed good drought tolerance.
Ruth M on Oct 12, 2016
My grandma wanted to be buried under it.
Amanda R on Sep 23, 2016
It was always one of my all time favorites so pretty And it is a remembrance gift to my sister in law for the passing of her mother 3 months ago may she rest in peace..
Mr and Mrs R on Sep 15, 2016
Blooms and fast growth
Kabir K on Sep 8, 2016
William B on Aug 29, 2016
Chosen to mix planting with other varieties of Cherry trees on my land.
John B on Aug 24, 2016
Early spring blooms. Nice "front yard" tree.
Stephen N on Jul 25, 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
Wanted something different than the neighbors.
Dan L on Oct 18, 2017
Fast growing, colorful and hoping it will provide some privacy.
Steven D on Sep 12, 2017
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.
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.
How far away should I plant Okame trees from my sidewalk?
Robert E on Oct 13, 2017
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.
does it drop seeds?
Tony J on Sep 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: my grew blooms 2 months rained and flowers fell off only has a few leaves since then
I live in TN and I have very rocky/clay dirt. I mainly have weeds instead of grass. The previous owners lost every tree they planted. Could this tree adapt to such conditions?
Kristi on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My soil here in TN is the same as yours, mostly clay and rocky.
I dug as large of a hole as I could by hand(probably 15" x 15") and planted it using Miracle Grow Moisture Control Potting Soil in place of the clay.
I also kept it watered well during the first summer.
The Okame tree has done very well ever since.
Good luck if you decide to try one.
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.
Are Okame cherry trees poisonous to dogs?
J W on Apr 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are poisonous to dogs.
does it have an aggressive root system?
kathy h on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they do not have an aggressive root system.
does it get fruit?
Randi L on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this is not a fruit producing tree.
What's the best time to plant this tree in Portland, Oregon? Any thoughts?
Elle M on Sep 26, 2017
Will it grow in Sumter County Florida?
Kathy on Sep 21, 2017

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