finding and learning about Prunus mume #389674 - Ask Extension


finding and learning about Prunus mume #389674

Asked March 22, 2017, 12:23 AM EDT

I am having trouble finding information about the cultivars of Japanese Flowering Apricot (Prunus mume). Can you suggest a source for informarion (as mail order nurseries or botanical garden or arboretum). Is there some one that has studied Prunus mume (than the late Dr, J. C. Raulston of NCSU and the J C Raulston Arboretum and the Chinese/Japanese of course. I hope you can help. Thank you.

Mecklenburg County North Carolina

Expert Response

Al Hight, the County Extension Director in New Hanover County recently wrote an informative article about Prunus Meme:

The have planted several varieties in their County arboretum. If you have additional questions, you might follow-up with Al by email at

If you are looking to purchase trees for planting, check out Camellia Forest Nursery near Chapel Hill.   

David Fogarty Replied March 24, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT

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