Shiro-Kaga Ume Fruiting Japanese Apricot
Prunus sp. 'Shiro-Kaga'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Shiro-Kaga is a popular variety of the highly valued Ume Fruiting Japanese Apricot which produces small 3/4- to 1-inch fruits that are often pickled and used to make umeboshi paste. Umeboshi translates as 'dried plums', although it has also been commonly translated as salt plums.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; up to 20 ft. in time.|
|Bloom Time||Late Winter|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Showy Fruit|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Lilac (Syringa)|
Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: winter. Recommended winter chill: 400 hours.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9