Armeniaca mume

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Armeniaca mume Siebold & Zucc.

Rosaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Armeniaca mume is a tree.

Naming

Armeniaca mume was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Armeniaca mume is a species in the genus Armeniaca which contains approximately 15 to 26 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 7 to 9 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Armeniaca mume is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Armeniaca mume produces solitary pink five-stellate flowers from March to April.

The trees carry yellow drupes that are both edible and ornamental.

Root System

Distribution

Armeniaca mume is native to China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

The ornamental value of Armeniaca mume lies especially in its fragrance. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

Non-commercial Links

This might also interest you

Commercial Links