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Okame Cherry

Prunus 'Okame'


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-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- 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.

Coarse 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- 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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

Growth Rate:


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
29 Reviews
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Love the trees
I like the okamie cherry blossom trees However, I just planted them in last summer and haven’t had a chance yet to see the spring blossoms. Right now the roots are being established through the fall/winter season while the tree is dormant.
January 4, 2019
Georgetown, TX
3 months ago
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My Osame Cherry tree is doing great , all ready new growth on top. I guessing about an inch taller than I received it last month . I’m positive it will be a beautiful tree
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August 7, 2018
6 months ago
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Receive my tree by mail it was perfect followed the instruction and he’s growing every day Love it hopefully it will grow strong and make it beautiful friend ??
May 26, 2018
9 months ago
Okame Cherry Early Spring Planting
Cut down a huge Bradford Pear (what a terrible tree) and planted the 6ft tree from Fast. Came beautifully packaged and in great shape. Planted according to the instructions. We had a very cold early spring in Massachusetts, actually got frost burns on the leaves. Tree has recovered and is sprouting new growth like mad. Very happy with Fast Growing.
Okame, Massachusetts
Okame, Massachusetts
May 23, 2018
9 months ago
6 months old okame cherry
Another cherry tree I bought in November. Planted it per instructions. Looks very healthy and thriving after only 6 months.
6 months old
6 months old
May 21, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Very fond of my young tree.
My tree arrived in really good shape. I planted it in fall and had flowers the first spring. Admittedly only two flowers but flowers all the same. I'm very excited to see how it grows this year.
May 20, 2018
1 year ago
My cherry tree has not grown very much since planting. It did not have much of a root system when I planted it. It is probably working on establishing a healthy root system before it can get to work on growth of the tree.
It has not grown much. Had very view roots. Probably working on establishing them first.
It has not grown much. Had very view roots. Probably working on establishing them first.
May 19, 2018
9 months ago
Hardy tree!
To be honest, it looks nothing like the picture (yet). So why 5 stars? I could not plant it the day it arrived, so it was on my porch for a couple of days. I planted it with some good soil, but it seemed to die. I left it there and after a few days I noticed half a leaf. Two days later, more new growth. It seems to be thriving now!
May 13, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
It's dead
Unfortunately the tree died but I will most definitely be getting a refund on my credit card. Then I will change my rating.
This Cherry tree was for my daughter as a wedding gift and they planted it as instructed and I even bought the products to ensure a healthy start but it still died.
My daughter called customer service and she said they were fantastic to deal with on the phone.
So.....we shall see.
May 13, 2018
10 months ago
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January 3, 2018
over 4 years ago
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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
Love the flowers
Margarette B on Jan 14, 2019
Saw them in washington D.C.
Ernest D on Apr 13, 2018
Love the flowers
Margarette B on Jan 14, 2019
My wife loves Spring want to add color to yard early.
Timothy E on Apr 28, 2018
Saw them in washington D.C.
Ernest D on Apr 13, 2018
i got this tree because is beautiful and is a right size for my yard and looks like it would be perfect for where i live will see i will post once i receive the tree about everything else
MEHRDAD Y on Apr 10, 2018
Another good privacy tree if aligned with 2 or more. Using it for elegance landscaping along roadside of my barn near fence line.
David W on Mar 26, 2018
Joy B on Feb 25, 2018
I was looking for a pink ornamental and this fits the bill. The reviews were helpful.
Jerome D on Feb 23, 2018
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.
Steve 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
My wife loves Spring want to add color to yard early.
Timothy E on Apr 28, 2018
i got this tree because is beautiful and is a right size for my yard and looks like it would be perfect for where i live will see i will post once i receive the tree about everything else
MEHRDAD Y on Apr 10, 2018
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.
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.
Are Okame cherry trees poisonous to dogs?
J W on Apr 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are poisonous to dogs.
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.
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.
Will these trees tolerate full sun in Las Vegas? How many chill hours do they need to flower?
Roehl P on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This probably isn't helpful, but mine gets full sun all day long and it hasn't grown very much in the last year. I spent the first summer watering it every single day but it's maybe grown a foot and I haven't seen any flowering yet. Reference to weather I live in Nashville Tennessee so it's hot and bright all day
does it get fruit?
Randi L on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No this is not a fruit producing tree.
what is the root depth ?
Gene D on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The roots are known to go down about 3-4 feet.
How big is trunk? HOA requires 3" a foot from the ground.
greeneyedgirl on May 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 3" diameter or 3" circumference? I'm guessing diameter. None of the trees they ship have a trunk that is 3" in diameter. Of course, the tree will eventually get that big, but if the HOA is requiring them to be that big from the start, then none of these young trees will work for them.
does it have an aggressive root system?
kathy h on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they do not have an aggressive root system.
Don't know how old my tree is 12-15 years? Notice patches of fungi on a few branches. Something to be addressed? What can be done about it? I live in Ontario Canada.
Helen K on Dec 27, 2018
can i grow it in Houston Texas?
Lauren T on Oct 29, 2018
I live in deep South Texas. During the summer daily temperature has been over 100 degrees with ear drought conditions, how often and how much should I water... currently, I'm watering every other day; most leaves appear dry at ends???
Alliidap on Aug 29, 2018
I have sandy soil here in Louisiana , how often should I water it ?And it also was in great shape when I recived it and came very fast. Planted it the day I got it .
Ronnie on Jul 14, 2018

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