Flowering Cherry Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Question by garys37
October 7, 2002
I'd like to plant a flowering cherry tree. I live in Los Angeles, specifically the San Fernando Valley (where it can get hot!). Which cultivar of cherry trees can I grow?

Answer from NGA
October 7, 2002
Prunus 'Okame' will perform best in your gardening region. It can take the heat and still thrive. 'Okame' has an upright, oval habit with fine-textured dark-green foliage. The flowers are carmine pink and open very early in the season. As an added bonus, the leaves provide a yellow-orange to orange-red display of color in the fall.

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