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  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori'

Japanese apricot

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
4lt half standard £59.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An early-flowering Japanese apricot that produces deep pink, almond-scented flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. These are followed by edible, but bitter yellow fruits. A compact, shrubby tree, which is ideal for small gardens and containers. The half standards have at least a 60cm clear stem.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Little pruning is needed, though you can cut out wayward or crossing branches if necessary. This should be tackled in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.