Prunus mume 'Beni-Chidori'
(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'.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Flowering Season - Winter (December - February)