- Flower namePrunus mume 'Koshusaisho'
- Scientific namePrunus mume ’Koshusaisho'
- Alias梅, ume, コウシュウサイショウ, 実梅, 実ウメ
- Place of originJapan (cultivated kind)
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Botanical Gardens, Horticultural species
- Flowering seasonFebruary
What is Prunus mume 'Koshusaisho'
Prunus mume 'Koshusaisho' (scientific name: Prunus mume 'Koshusaisho') is a cold-resistant deciduous shrub in the cherry family Rosaceae. It is Yabai-kei - Yabai-syou used for "koshusaisho" (pickled plum), which is mainly a fruit-harvesting miume (fruit plum). The flowers are small, but they are abundant and enjoyable.
It blooms from early to mid February. The petals are white, single, and small to medium-sized with a diameter of 1.5 to 2.0 cm, and the sepals are red. It is considered a pollinator tree because it produces a lot of yellow pollen from its anthers. The green plums in early summer are made into umesyu (plum wine), and the reddish fruits are made into dried plums.
The unique, irreverent name is derived from its origin, Koshu, and the fact that the fruit is the smallest.
Common name: Prunus mume 'Koshusaisho', scientific name: Prunus mume 'Koshusaisho', Tree height: 5 m, Tree width: 5 m, Leaf margin: narrowly serrate, Leaf shape: oval to oblong, Phyllotaxy: alternate, Flowering: single, Petal color: white, Flower diameter: 1.5 to 2.0 cm, Flowering period: February Fruit type: kernel fruit, fruiting season: June, uses: roadside tree, fruits are used for plum wine and pickled plums.