Japanese Flowering Plum
Prunus spp.
Also known as Ume Plum, this attractive and easy to grow small tree is very popular in Japanese gardens. Our unique varieties feature profuse, deliciously fragrant flowers that bloom as early as February 1st in our region. The tart and flavorful, apricot-size fruit ripens in August and is often candied or pickled in salt.
Bungo
Prunus mume
This famous and revered variety is found in gardens throughout Japan. Spectacular in bloom, it is covered with profuse, light pink, fragrant flowers. This flower display is followed by abundant, apricot-size, light green fruit. 1582
Kanko Bai
Prunus mume
This popular variety is prized for its abundant, beautiful, fuchsia-red blooms, red tinted foliage, and large, orange-red fruit that looks like a small apricot. Kanko Bai’s fruit is particularly good for preserving and pickling. 1584
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