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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

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Burbank, California

Saint Louis, Missouri

Belmar, New Jersey

Eugene, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

likes clay
loam
sand
acidic
well drained soil.

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