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PlantFiles: Japanese Flowering Apricot
Prunus mume 'Matsubara Red'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: mume (MEW-may) (Info)
Cultivar: Matsubara Red

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Edible Fruits and Nuts

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Nanthawat On Jan 28, 2015, Nanthawat from Portland, OR wrote:

Love the flowers and has a powerful scent but Punus mumes bloom so early in the season that a lot of times the flowers get sniffed out by the snow/freezing rain.

Positive imzadi On Jan 10, 2005, imzadi from Jackson, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

likes clay
well drained soil.

does well her as its in the state botanical garden in columbia and are very pretty trees.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Burbank, California
Saint Louis, Missouri
Belmar, New Jersey
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina

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