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Prunus mume /Flowering Apricot

Prunus mume  / Prunus mume
Tree in summer growth
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Tree in summer growth

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June beetles eat the leaves

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Scientific Name: Prunus mume
Common Name: Flowering Apricot
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Comments: In the Orient, Japan and China, there are over 250 varieties of this flowering apricot. It is in flower for 3-4 weeks in winter, often in January or February along the coastal South. It probably need less than 150 hours of cold to satisfy its chilling requirement. Flower colors are from white to deep red and many are slightly fragrant. Flowering apricots have some drought tolerance. June beetles eat the leaves in early summer.