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JAPANESE FLOWERING APRICOT
Prunus mume

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Photo Locations: River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Can be used as a bonsai plant. 'W.B. Clarke' variety has weeping form and showy pink flowers.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Asia.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

JAPANESE FLOWERING APRICOT, JAPANESE FLOWERING PLUM

Tree Characteristics

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Yellow Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3, 7 - 9 and 12 - 22.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus mume Tree Record." 1995-2017. Sep 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-mume >

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