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Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flower close up
Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flowers
Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - established tree flowering in March
Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flower close up
Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - spring flowers
Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori' - established tree flowering in March

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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.

This have been grafted using taller stems than normal (120cm) to give a taller trunk and more tree-like habit once established.

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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'.
How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Flowers in Spring, Flowers in Winter

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