What Is Prunus Mume?


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The Prunus mume, or Japanese apricot, is a pink flowering tree native to Japan, according to the Missouri Botanical Garden. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones of 6 to 9.

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What Is Prunus Mume?
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The Prunus mume grows 15 to 20 feet high and wide, preferring full sun or partial shade conditions with ample watering. Prunus mume is an upright tree that grows quickly. It is rounded in form. Its fragrant blooms appear from February to March. Poorly tasting, fuzzy green or yellow apricot fruit arrives on the tree after flowering. It is prone to brown rot and bacterial canker, in addition to borers, scale and aphids.

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