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Plants Used in the Governor's Landscape

Check out these nine plant varieties used in the Georgia governor's mansion project -- and the planting information for each zone.

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Okame Cherry(2 of 9)

Prunus 'Okame'

  • Deciduous tree with showy rosy pink flowers in early spring (The flowers are almost Pepto Bismol pink.)

  • Very early blooming

  • Plant in loose, organic well-drained, slightly alkaline soil

  • Plant in full sun for best flowering; prune, if needed, after flowering

  • Fertilize in spring

  • Height: 15-30 feet

  • Width: 20-30 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-8:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.

  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.

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