Native to Western China, Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' has masses of fragrant, carmine-pink, flowers in early spring which appear several weeks before the flowers of other Japanese cherries. The beautiful fragrance of almonds can sometimes be noticed from a considerable distance on a still day.
The leaves when they emerge are pale green in spring / summer and show colourful apricot pink tints in a good, crisp autumn. Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' is a lovely flowering garden tree.
Supplied Size: 7.5L pot (half standards grafted at a height of approx 80 cm with a 3 year old, branching head)
The established Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' in our woodland gardens (taken in late March 2015).