- Flower nameKagoshimako
- Scientific namePrunus mume 'kagoshimako'
- Aliasカゴシマベニ, 鹿児島紅, kagoshimako, 梅, ウメ, ume, Prunus mume
- Place of originChina (cultivated kind)
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Botanical Gardens, Park, Horticultural species, Bonsai
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April
What is Kagoshimako
Kagoshimako (Scientific name: Prunus mume 'Kagoshimako') is a cultivar of the small deciduous 'Japanese apricot (scientific name: Prunus mume) ' of the Rosaceae family. Its trunk is curved and its branches overhang to the side. In spring, before the leaves unfurl, it produces a dark red, flattened, medium-double flower.
Common name: Kagoshimako, Scientific name: Prunus mume 'Kagoshimako', also known as Kagoshimabeni, Flower height: 3 to 6 m. Living type: small deciduous trees, Leaf shape: ovate, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, leaf margin: serrated, Flowering season: February to April, color: dark red, diameter: 2 to 3 cm (medium flower size), Petals: double flowers, flat, not wavy, Staminode color: Red, Flowering method: 1 flower per node, Fruiting time: June, Fruit type: Nucleus, Fruit color: Yellow, Fruit shape: Spherical, Fruit diameter: 2 to 3 cm, Use: Plum ornamental and bonsai.