AWARD

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
    Tapered, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Red
    Ruby-red
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tree
    Small tree with upright, bushy habit. Flowers, on bare shoots in late winter, are followed by bitter, yellow fruits to 3cm (1¼in) 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.

PRUNUS mume 'Beni-chidori'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    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
    Bowl-shaped
    Bowl-shaped, 2.5cm (1in) across
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Almond-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile, humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Prunus / Fruiting Cherry Trees - Growing Guide

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