Okame Flowering Cherry closeup of pink flowers
Okame Flowering Cherry green leaf on white
Okame Flowering Cherry pink flowers on white
Okame Flowering Cherry
Okame Flowering Cherry
Okame Flowering Cherry closeup of pink flowers
Okame Flowering Cherry green leaf on white
Okame Flowering Cherry pink flowers on white
Okame Flowering Cherry
Okame Flowering Cherry



  • First flowering cherry to open blooms in spring
  • Stunning champagne-pink flowers grace the branches
  • The pretty pink blooms give off a heavenly sweet scent
  • Great focal point as a small lawn specimen and small enough to fit right into your patio landscape
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
    • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
    • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 20-25' apart

    Okame Flowering Cherry

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Prunus x 'Okame'

    Regular price $625.00
    Shipping included
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    Why plant Okame Flowering Cherry?

    Okame Flowering Cherry trees are a vision of beauty in stunning rosy pink blooms covering bare branches in early spring and are quite the spectacle to see! Noting the arrival of spring as the magenta buds emerge, Okame is known for being one of the most elegant ornamental trees. The shining olive green leaves unfurl in late spring, shimmering in a light breeze. Then as fall arrives, they transform into a warm orange shade. A dazzling ornamental tree to plant in the best viewing spot possible, as it will make your garden feel like you’ve embarked onto a lavish courtyard.

    Thanks to a very generous gift from the People of Japan in 1912, approximately 3,750 Cherry trees are planted along the Tidal Basin in Washington DC. In a ceremony on March 27, 1912 the first lady Helen Taft and the wife of the Japanese ambassador Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two trees together on the northern bank in West Potomac Park. These two original trees are still standing today marked by a large plaque. Each spring our nation’s capital celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This has become a cherished tradition for many, drawing 1.5 million people to the city each year. In 2012, The United States sent 3000 flowering dogwood trees to Japan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s Cherry trees. The trees are a living reminder of the good will and friendship between the two countries.

    How to use Okame Flowering Cherry in the landscape?

    Planting a row of Okame Flowering Cherry trees running down your driveway or two on either side of your garden to create a lush botanical garden feel.

    Why Bower & Branch?

    At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

    - Trusted, Experienced Growers

    - Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

    - Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

    How To Plant Okame Flowering Cherry

    If you love Cherry blossoms and want a tree for your own yard, Okame is a smart choice. It grows quickly, looks sharp year-round, and doesn’t have the short lifespan or disease issues that some Cherries do. Just give it full sun and moist but well-drained soil. In most regions of the country, this is the first Cherry tree to bloom, but don’t worry too much about frost—those baby-girl-pink blossoms are actually quite resilient! Underplant it with early daffodils like ‘Ice Follies’ for a festive kickoff to spring.

    How To Water

    Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

    How To Fertilize

    Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

    How To Prune

    Prune just after flowering as necessary.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 6-8


    How Does Shipping Work?

    Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

    We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

    *Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

    How Does Sizing Work?

    The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

    Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

    All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

    See the size guides below.

    How Trees are Shipped
    Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

    Our Guarantees


    Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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    Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

    If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

    Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

    At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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