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Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flower close up
  • Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flower close up
  • Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flowers

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Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori'

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(Japanese Apricot) 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.

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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.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: late February - April.
  • Flower Colour: Bright pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' grows to be a very small, spreading tree.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Prunus are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations. Despite the common name, this plant will not produce Apricots. This plant is also known as Prunus mume 'Beni-Shidare'.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Flowers in Spring, Flowers in Winter