Japanese apricot is a spreading, deciduous tree to around 9m, with green shoots and dark green leaves. Fragrant flowers, from white to dark pink, are produced on bare branches in late winter and early spring, followed by edible but sour, apricot-like, yellow fruit. Winter hardy when grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained, acidic loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering is in full sun. Avoid heavy clays and poorly drained wet soils. Prune if needed immediately after flowering. Deciduous. Hardy.
- 8-12m 6m
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