Shiro-Kaga Ume Fruiting Japanese Apricot

Prunus sp. 'Shiro-Kaga'

Prolific white single flowers erupt along the branches in late winter for a thrilling show! A beautiful ornamental specimen that is well-suited to mild winter regions. Plant within view from a window to enjoy the winter show from indoors! An early-bearing apricot with small fruits used primarily in pickling, or for medicinal purposes.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreShiro-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 MaturityReaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; up to 20 ft. in time.
Bloom TimeLate Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLavender (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

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