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Deciduoustapered, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
WhiteWhite flushed pink
TreeSmall tree with upright, bushy habit. Flowers, on bare shoots in late winter, are followed by bitter, yellow fruits to 3cm (1¼in) across
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
Partial shadeLight, dappled shade
PRUNUS mume 'Omoi-no-mama'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowTranslates as 'Memories of Mother'. Blooms earlier than the cherries and has a delicacy that cherries lack. Plant by a path for the early scentPests & DiseasesAphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, blossom wilt, bacterial cankerPlace of originChina, Korea. Garden origin
Flower ShapeBowl-shapedBowl-shaped, 2.5cm (1in) acrossDoubleMulti rows of petals, no stamen showing
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowersAlmond-scented
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile, humus-rich
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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