22 May Prunus mume pendula Weeping Apricot Standard
DESCRIPTION: One of the first flowering trees of the season, starting in winter and lasting for several weeks. Soft pink, semi-double flowers first appear at the top of the tree and extend down the long weeping branches. Inedible fruit may also appear. A beautiful specimen tree, creating a brilliant display in any garden.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Provide a firm stake for support. After flowering, prune to an outward pointing bud.