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Prunus mume

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Prunus mume Japanese Apricot, Flowering Apricot, Chinese Plum, Plum Blossom,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Rounded

Beautiful, small deciduous tree growing to approx 9m with a rounded habit (depending on the cultivar). Foliage is light green, changing to golden in autumn. Fragrant blooms can be single or double and colours range from white, pink or red. These are produced on bare branches in winter are are highly ornamental. Fruit is a warm golden colour, sour to taste and edible. Use as a feature tree, cut flower, in courtyards and bonsai.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Caterpillars, Mites, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Pink, White, Red
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate