Japanese apricot

Natiolnal Flower of aiwan,

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    Japanese apricot @ Izushikinohana park

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    Japanese apricot @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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    Japanese apricot @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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    Japanese apricot @ Tonogayato Gardens

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    Japanese apricot @ Tokyo medical botanical garden

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    Japanese apricot @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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    Japanese apricot @ Izushikinohana park

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    Japanese apricot @ Izushikinohana park

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    Japanese apricot @ Tokyo medical botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Japanese apricot
Formal Name
Prunus mume
mume, ume, Japanese apricot
Deciduous small trees


Japanese apricot , scientific name: Prunus mume , is deciduous small tree of the department Rosaceae Prunus genus native to China. Before the open leaf shoots in early spring, fragrant flower blooms. Posted next to the branch, trunk is curved. Shoots oblique only there give a singlet or Yaesu, white, red or pink flowers. Earlier flowering cherry trees. Immature fruits of dried plums and plum, dried fruit in June, yellow fruit that is the fumigation is cough of Ubi (Yiwu plum) said will also be herbal medicine herbal medicine. Raw ume extract from immature. Ingredients include organic acids such as citric acid and succinic acid. Prevents fatigue, rotting flesh mature seeds in immature fruit and with a lot of intake may cause cyanide poisoning, death. Kanbai attractions at kairakuen in Mito and Atami Plum Garden, Kansai in the Kanto region in Yoshino baigo, umeboshi, Kishu, Wakayama Prefecture is famous. Also, the simple Dazaifu tenmangu shrine surrounded the small circle of one of the Central Crest, located outside the five circles are AStar is famous. Known as flowering trees in the literature where the manyo people loved, and Izumi kyoka's woman genealogy-yushima environment" to yushima appearing white is famous. 

Common name: Japanese apricot ,scientific name:Prunus mume, Natiolnal Flower : Taiwan, also known as: ume, cowbmbok, Living type: deciduous broadleaved small tree, height: 5-10 m, tree diameter: 0.5 - oval 0.6 m, pointed leaf shape: Advanced, leaf arrangement: alternate, margin: serrated, leaf length: 5-10 cm, leaf width: 3-5 cm, asymmetric flower, flower color: white / red white / pale red flower: single,double, flower diameter:2-3.5cm, petal number: five or eight, flowering: from February to March , fruit: drupe, Fruiting period: June, real colors: yellow, fruit shape: spherical, the fruit diameter: 2-3 cm, use: garden trees, kanbai, bonsai, Plum, Plum, plum syrup soaked, then plum, plum jam

Detailed information

P. mume
Flower language
Indomitable spirit
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Flowering place
GardenOrchardcultivated variety BonsaiPot flower
Red, Pink, White
500 ~ 100 [cm]
2 ~ 3.5

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