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Prunus Mume

Post  Marcin on Wed May 20, 2009 9:30 pm

Hi Guys!

This is my next tree. Prunus Mume, i training this tree - 3 years. comments? advice? You think that about pot?


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Regards from Poland,
Marcin

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  John Quinn on Wed May 20, 2009 10:17 pm

Are you sure of the identification? The flowers do not look like Prunus mume, and P. mume blooms on bare wood before leaves appear.
It has potential though!

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  Roo on Thu May 21, 2009 2:51 am

Look up Prunus Glandulosa 'rosa Plena'

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu May 21, 2009 5:17 pm

This is what ume blooms look like. There are deep pink, pale pink and white variants, but as John says they bloom on bare wood in winter or very early spring (February usually). Note the prominent anthers and stamen.

It's not Prunus glandulosa Rosea Plena either as that is pink. It does look more like a frilly double though. Try Prunus glandulosa 'Alba Plena'

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  Marcin on Fri May 22, 2009 5:36 pm

thanks guys... really, this is alba plena... Smile

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  AlainK on Fri May 22, 2009 9:04 pm

Yes, this looks like a Prunus triloba, also named P. glandulosa.

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  al keppler on Sat May 23, 2009 12:17 am

Those are not ume leaves, at least not in the traditional sense in those that are kept for bonsai. This looks more like a malus species to me.

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Post  AlainK on Sat May 23, 2009 9:17 am

al keppler wrote:Those are not ume leaves, at least not in the traditional sense in those that are kept for bonsai. This looks more like a malus species to me.

No, I'm almost 100% certain this is a Prunus triloba "Alba Plena" (I have one in my garden, the flowering is over now because spring is earlier here than where Marcin lives).

It is planted in my garden, and I also have the pink variety.

The pb with this one is that many of the branches that have flowered die back, and it is advised to prune them drastically, leaving only 2 or three buds at the base of the branch since flowers appear on one year-old branches.

For a bonsai, pruning is not a problem, but the selection of the branches to shape it might be a difficult task for you never know if a branch will survive or not.

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Re: Prunus Mume

Post  Marcin on Sat May 23, 2009 9:48 am

I wasn't sure if it was the prunus mume, but thank you very much for help. This tree needs a lot of work to do with it..... Smile I have a lot of time, i'm 19 years old Wink

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