Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori'
Japanese apricot 'Beni-chidori'
P. mume 'Beni-Chidori' is a small deciduous tree producing notable deep pink, highly-scented flowers in late winter/early spring that fade to paler pink with age. They are occasionally followed by edible but bitter, yellow fruits
SynonymsPrunus mume 'Beni-shidare'
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in any moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil preferably in full sun or light shade
Cultivars are propagated by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
Minimal pruning needed. Remove any dieback promptly
Can suffer from aphids and caterpillar damage
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