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.