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Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori Tree

Flowering Japanese Apricot Trees

from £39.99 (ex. VAT)
Was: £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £47.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori is a fantastic choice for an early flowering, small garden tree or upright shrub as the pink, almost red, single flowers open earlier than most other Japanese flowering cherry trees in late February – March on bare branches. The flowers are almond scented and popular with a variety of wildlife. Mid-green, glossy foliage boasts apricot-orange tints in autumn. The tree itself is slightly lollypop shaped, with a clear stem and somewhat rounded head.

This Japanese Apricot tree is tolerant of all but very wet or chalky soils and can be expected to reach a height and spread of 2.5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years. Beni-chidori is a beautiful ornamental tree perfect for Japanese themed gardens or to add a bright burst of colour in the early grey of a new year. Beni Chidori make great trees for pots and look fabulous on patios and sheltered balconies.  This is one of our most popular varieties of winter flowering tree.

We also have a white flowering Japanese apricot - Prunus Mume Omoi-no-mama.

AKA Japanese apricot tree, Flowering Japanese apricot, Prunus Mume Beni-chidori more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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10L pot 120-150cm top grafted at 100cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 60-90cm top grafted at 45cm £39.99 (ex. VAT) was £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 90-120cm top grafted at 80cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Over 95% of deliveries made within 10 working days.

Most orders (to UK mainland ex Highlands - see below for Highlands) have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat).  Smaller trees/bushes are charged at £6.95 plus vat.  On orders for several trees, delivery costs increase to £12.95 (and honestly that doesn't nearly cover what it costs us in cardboard and carriage charges!) but you can buy several trees for the same delivery cost - and once you spend £250 plus vat, delivery is FREE.   Its all calculated automatically in the shopping trolley so try adding an extra tree or bush for no extra delivery charge.

Mature Acer Trees in 45L and larger have delivery already factored in to the price so there is nothing extra to pay.

Bare root trees and fruit bushes can only be dispatched from mid-November - late April/mid May (depending on weather conditions) when they are dormant.

All trees are sent 'no signature required' so there's no need to be in to receive your order.

Trees are packed in specially designed containers and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.


Scottish postcodes AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, TD are charged as ‘England and Wales’ above.

Scottish postcodes IV, KW, PA, PH are charged at between £19.95 and £29.95 depending on the individual order, this charge is calculated at the checkout.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and overseas destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees but if you have a larger requirement please do speak to us and we'll do what we can to get trees to you at a reasonable cost.

Planting Advice for Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori trees

When planting Flowering Japanese Apricot trees, such as this Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown flowering Japanese apricot trees can be planted at any time of the year.

To prepare the site, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5 sizes wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend using a stake and tie when planting, which will ensure your roots are well anchored. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

After Care Advice for Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of warm or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little, make sure not to over water.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first 3 years. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.
If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Flowering Japanese Apricot trees

Although it is possible to simply leave your Flowering Japanese Apricot tree to its own devices, it can be encouraged by gentle pruning. If you prune your tree for the first few years it will create a more balanced branch framework. Prune after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. However, the formative pruning that you have already carried out will have led to a healthier tree, less likely to need this.

Prunus Mume Beni-Chidori Tree (Flowering Japanese Apricot Trees) Description

  • Common name: Flowering Japanese apricot tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2.5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Early flowering pink blossoms, and green glossy foliage in spring/summer that turns apricot-orange in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of all but very wet or chalky soils