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Apricot (Prunus mume)

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

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bonsai_apricot_japanese_01.jpg image APRICOT (PRUNUS MUME) -

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>BONSAI.

Bonsai Videos for Apricot (Prunus mume) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Apricot (Prunus mume) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Flowering Bonsai Apricot/Ume Tree

Video 2 for Apricot (Prunus mume) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

BONSAI-RIMOZIONE DEI FIORI SUL PRUNUS "MUME" Ok it is in Italian but the flowers are just as beautiful in any language.

Video 3 for Apricot (Prunus mume) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Prunus Mume (Flor fucsia). Another beautiful Prunus Mume.

Thanks to - British Bonsai for use of the image

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