- Flower namePrunus blirean
- Scientific namePrunus × blireana
- Alias梅, 美人梅, purple-leafed plum, double-flowering plum, Cherry Blossom Plum, ウメ ビジンウメ, ume, Meiren Mei, メイアン・メイ, blireana
- Place of originJapan (cultivated kind)
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Botanical Gardens, Horticultural species
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March
What is Prunus blirean
Prunus blirean or the Japanese apricot 'Bijin ume' (scientific name: Prunus x blireana) is a deciduous shrub of the genus Prunus in the rose family Rosaceae. It is a cross between the Japanese apricot (Ume, scientific name: Japanese apricot) and the purple-leaved plum (Cherry plum, scientific name: Prunus cerasifera). The flowers are pink and double, and the branches and leaves are coppery. The flowers are fragrant. It is a flowering plum tree to be admired for its flowers. Use: Roadside tree.
Common name: Prunus blirean, scientific name: Prunus × blireana, also known as Bijin ume, Cherry Blossom Plum, Blireana prunus, purple-leafed plum, double-flowering plum, Bikoku plum, Western plum, Leaf color: reddish purple; Leaf length: 5-9 cm; Petiole length: 1-1.5 cm; Leaf margin: finely serrate; Leaf shape: ovate; Petal color: light red; Flowering style: double; Flower diameter: 1.5 cm; Flowering season: March-April; Tree height: 5 m; Tree width: 5 m; Growth: slow.