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Apricot (Prunus mume)

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Apricot (Prunus mume) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Also referred to as Japanese Flowering Apricot. Deciduous tree with oval, taper pointed, mid-green leaves producing blossom, fruits and large blooms of fragrant flowers on bare winter branches.

STYLE : suited to every style, except formal upright and broom.

WARNING : Do not allow soil to dry out while in bud, otherwise buds will drop. Protect from frost to avoid die-back or flower damage.

Care Info

LOCATION : Enjoys full sun and heat in a well-aired position. Branches can suffer from frost damage.

REPOT : Annually in a deepish pot in late winter, after flowering. 

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 grit:organic. Adddition of a small amount of loam also helpful. Ph. 6.0-8.0.

PRUNE : Hard prune after flowering, allow unhindered growth during summer.

PINCH: Trim new shoots in autumn.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter.

FEED : Apply balanced feed in spring, heavy nitrogen feed in summer and nitrogen free feed in autumn to encourage winter flowering.

WARNING : Do not allow soil to dry out while in bud, otherwise buds will drop. Protect from frost to avoid die-back or flower damage. Picture courtesy of British Bonsai.


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