Prunus Okame Rosaceae
Okame Flowering Cherry PROO-nus
- Deciduous tree, small, to 20-30 ft ( m) tall, open habit. Leaves alternate, simple, about 7 cm long by 4 cm wide, margins serrated, glossy green; bronze-orange to red in fall. Flowers appear early, long before the leaves, they are small but profuse, in 2-3 per stalked clusters, petals fuchsia-pink, calyx rose-red. Apparetnly does not commonly set fruit.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Developed by C. Ingram in Benenden, England in about 1930, named in 1947. A cross of P. campanula × P. incisa.
- Corvallis: Sunset Meadows Small Tree Arboretum, along Country Club Drive between 49th and 53rd Steets
- Oregon State Univ. campus: several on the "backside" of Halsell residence hall, near Washington Way and 17th St.