Bonsai

Bonsai Care For Apricot (Prunus mume) – Tree Type Outdoors

Japanese flowering apricots have been appreciated in Japan and China for centuries in gardens, flower arrangements, art and container culture. It is often misnamed “Flowering plum”, however, botanically it is a Japanese flowering apricot. The beautiful flowers are very popular in Oriental art. This small tree blossoms in the period of late winter to early spring when other species are dormant and many of the cultivars are extremely fragrant. There are over 250 cultivars of Japanese flowering apricots in Japan selected for growth habit and blossom color and form. In Japan, the Japanese flowering apricot is a symbol for spring and a very popular bonsai subject. The new shoots can be easily wired into interesting shapes.

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