A rare and beautiful ornamental plant, Prunus Mume, commonly known as Chinese Plum or Japanese Apricot, is in fact related to both the plum and the apricot. Flowering in early Spring, Prunus Mume which originated in Asia, is widely recognised  as symbolising the end of winter and the beginning of Spring. The beautifully delicate & scented flowers are known as plum blossom, and have been widely celebrated in Asian literature since ancient times.

Photographed a few days ago, our flowering Prunus Mume (Japanese Apricot) laden with beautiful pink plum blossom

Japanese Apricot laden with beautiful pink plum blossom

At 15 to 20 years old, our quality specimen Japanese Apricot trees have an elegant weeping habit, would be a stunning ornamental addition to any garden with its glorious winter colour heralding the imminent arrival of Spring.

Flowering right now, Prunus Mume has beautiful scented pink flowers (plum blossom) and bears fruit in early summer

Japanese Apricot trees have beautiful scented pink flowers (plum blossom) and bears fruit in early summer

Prunus Mume is deciduous & its delicate fresh new leaves emerge shortly after the last petals fall. The Japanese Apricot tree, as the name suggests, produce edible fruit which ripens in early summer and these are often used in Asian cuisine.

These beautiful Prunus Mume trees are available to buy online
These are mature specimens which will create instant impact.

A beautiful specimen, this mature Prunus Mume tree will make a stunning ornamental addition to any garden

A mature Chinese Plum tree will make a stunning ornamental addition to any garden

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