Flower Database

Japanese apricot

Basic information
Flower Name
Japanese apricot
Formal Name
Prunus mume
Alias
mume, 梅, ume, Japanese apricot
Habitat
China
Morph
Deciduous small trees
Comment
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
Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Prunus
Species
P. mume
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Rosa
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden Orchard cultivated variety Bonsai Pot flower
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
Feb Mar
Height
500  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 3.5