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PRUNUS mume 'Beni-chidori'

Commonly known as Japanese apricot

FRUITING CHERRIES

Strongly fragrant single, cup-shaped pink flowers. Pink in bud fading after opening
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, bushy habit. Flowers are followed by bitter, yellow fruits to 3cm (1¼n) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - blooms earlier than the cherries and has a delicacy that cherries lack. Plant by a path for the early scent. Translates as 'Red Plover'
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches, silver leaf, honey fungus, bacterial canker.
  • Place of origin - China, Korea
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - almond-scented.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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