Details

 

Prunus Okame’ is a small, round-headed deciduous tree and is one of spring's earliest bloomers. It boasts single carmine-pink blooms with red calyces and reddish flower stalks, all giving the tree an alluring look. The leaves turn shades of bronzy red to bright orange as autumn descends and with a polished reddish, brown bark this tree looks gorgeous throughout the seasons.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

 

H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight

Full sun

 

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 4 - 9 metres

Ultimate spread: 2 - 4 metres

Time to Ultimate size: About 10 - 20 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

 

Propagation

Propagate by chip budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem

 

Pests

May get caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches

 

Diseases

May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt

Prunus 'Okame'

£48.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ