Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ Flowering Cherries & Plums

Syn: Prunus mume 'Beni-shidare', 'Beni-shidon', 'Beni-shidori'

Japanese Apricot

Description: A small deciduous tree with a somewhat rounded head, producing deep pink, highly scented flowers in February that fade to paler pink with age. They are occasionally followed by edible but bitter, yellow fruits. Mid-green, glossy foliage boasts apricot-orange tints in autumn.

History: Originally listed as Prunus mume 'Beni-shidon'. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 1.25m x 1.25m


  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: February
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • VS Size: Very small
  • Award-winning
  • Prune after flowering
  • Scented flowers

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