Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori'

Japanese apricot

4lt half standard
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower colour: dark pink
  • Other features: edible but bitter, yellow fruits
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An early flowering Japanese apricot that produces deep pink, almond-scented flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. These are followed by edible, but bitter yellow fruits. A compact, shrubby tree, which is ideal for small gardens and containers. The half standards have an 80cm clear stem.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Little pruning is needed, you can cut out wayward or crossing branches. If necessary, this should betackled in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

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