Other Names: Flowering Plum, Japanese Apricot, Cherry Plum, Japanese Plum, Chinese Plum, Prunus ume, Ume Plum, Winter Plum, Prunus armeniaca mume Zone: 6 to 9 Growth Rate: Fast to Moderate Plant Type: Small deciduous flowering tree Family: Rosaceae Native Range: China, Taiwan, Korea, Southern Japan Height: 15 to 20 feet Spread: 15 to 20 feet Shape: Rounded Bloom Time: February - March Flower: Fragrant single or double pink flowers (solitary or in pairs) bloom in late
winter or early spring before the leaves emerge. Flowers have red calyxes and yellowish stamens. Flower colors can be white, pink or red, depending on the cultivar. Fruit: 1 to 3 inch edible fruits. Leaf: Leaves are broad-oval 2 to 4 inches long and are sharply-serrulate. Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall Color: None Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun to part
shade. Best flowering is in full sun. Avoid heavy clays and poorly drained wet soils. Adapts to sand, loam, or clay soils with good drainage. Soil pH can range from 4-7. Take a soil test to determine the specific fertilizer formula for established trees. Apply a high phosphorus fertilizer to young trees. Culture: Since blossoms appear on the previous year's growth, prune immediately after flowering. Annual pruning maintains desired shape and contributes to increased blooming.
Cold temperatures in late winter may damage the flowers and subsequent fruit. Can be difficult in areas with hot, humid summers. Foliage appreciates some part afternoon shade in the hot summers of the deep South. Uses: Bonsai, espalier, specimen or group. Ideal for a small garden or a perfect accent for a large landscape. Excellent along walkways, near decks or patios.
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