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Japanese Flowering Apricot (variety Peggy Clark)

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page GZ48

Japanese Flowering Apricot (variety Peggy Clark)

• Botanic name:Prunus mume "Peggy Clark."

• Flowers: Semi-double rose pink, blooming in February and March.

• Size: To 20 feet.

• Form: Upright and twiggy in youth but grows rapidly and spreads.

• Needs: Full sun to partial shade. Prefers a moist soil, especially in periods of drought, but not wet soil. Before planting, enrich its bed with organic matter.

• Comments: A beautiful winter-blooming tree that produces fruits suitable for preserves. Protection from afternoon sun in summer will reduce leaf curl.

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