Species and varieties in the National Collection of Flowering Cherries at

Keele University

Prunus x incam 'Okame'

Prunus x incam 'Okame'

Introduced by Collingwood Ingram in 1947 as a hybrid between Prunus incisa and Prunus campanulata. It is a prolific flowering shrub reaching to 4m with deep-pink, single flowers on a long calyx. Flowers in February/March. The dark green leaves turn orange and red in the autumn. It is well suited to the smaller garden.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993, reconfirmed 2012.


  • One specimen behind the Walter Moberly Hall; compartment 42b; square L7; tag 4004. Planted in 2002.