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Prunus mume 'Peggy Clark' /Peggy Clark Flowering Apricot

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clark'  / Prunus mume 'Peggy Clark'
Handsome hot pink flowers
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Handsome hot pink flowers

Flowers occur in very early spring, if not late winter many years

Close-up of flowers

Flowers showing the stamens and pistil

A very dependable early flowering tree throughout the South, but not well known and seldom used in landscape projects

Close-up of flower in mid-February

Yesterday, today and tomorrow opening sequence of flowers

A few fruit set every year or two

Tree in full bloom in January in the deep south

Lawn specimen in summer growth

Infrequently a large number of fruit are set

Fruit looks like samller peaches

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Scientific Name: Prunus mume 'Peggy Clark'
Common Name: Peggy Clark 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, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: 'Peggy Clark' is a very outstanding winter flowering tree in the deep South, flowering in late January and February. The flower buds open in sequence with the bottom ones opening first. Even where there is freezing weather, it is seldom that many of the flower buds are killed. An almond-like fragrance is produced by the semi-double pink flowers. Flowering apricots are tolerant of dry soils.