Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke’

(Japanese Apricot)


$159.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Japanese apricot is primarily grown for ornamental purposes, and in particular for its late winter bloom of pink flowers. It is tall with a rounded form but may be grown as a large shrub. Spicily fragrant pink flowers (solitary or in pairs) bloom in late winter before the leaves emerge. Flowers have red calyxes and yellowish stamens. Flowers are followed by fuzzy-skinned, green to yellow apricots (to 1.5?) with clinging stones. Apricots ripen in summer. Apricots are technically edible fresh however some say bitter and inedible.

Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-8 where it is grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering is in full sun. Foliage appreciates some part afternoon shade in the hot summers of the deep South. Avoid heavy clays and poorly drained wet soils. Prune if needed immediately after flowering.

Additional information

Common Name

Japanese Apricot

Botanical Name

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

20 ft.

Width

20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Late winter

Flower Color

rose pink

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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