Bungo Japanese Flowering Plum Tree
This famous and revered variety is found in gardens throughout Japan. Spectacular in bloom, Bungo Japanese Plum it is covered with profuse, light pink, fragrant flowers. This flower display is followed by abundant, apricot-size, light green fruit which is traditionally pickled.
Latin Name: Prunus mume
Site and Soil: Japanese Flowering Plum likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Bungo Japanese Plum partially self-fertile. Plant with Kanko Bai for best crops.
Hardiness: Japanese Flowering Plum is hardy to minus 10°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 3-5 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: February – March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: We have not observed any significant pest or disease problems on Japanese Flowering Plum.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 3-9, 12-22
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34, 39