Prunus serrulata ‘Okame’
Prunus serrulata ‘Okame’ common name Taiwan Cherry, is a small deciduous tree of upright and vase-shaped habit when young, becoming more rounded with age. Blooming in early-mid spring, it has a profusion of mildly fragrant, 5-petaled, rich carmine-pink flowers with red calyces. The foliage of finely textured, ovate, dark green leaves, turns bronzy red to bright orange in the autumn and provides an extended period of color. 'Okame' was developed by Captain Collingwood Ingram of England using Prunus incisa as the female parent and Prunus campanulata as the male parent. His goal was to create a cherry that had the hot pink to carmine red flowers of P. campanulata but without its sensitivity to cold. Planted in 1987 by Alan Moss.
119.00 Location B5 Latitude; -38.401803000000 Longitude; 146.052691000000