Japanese Apricot in Bloom at Kiwanis Park
The Prunus Mume, or Japanese Apricot is in bloom at Kiwanis Park and the bees are loving it. The two specimen at Kiwanis Park are the "Peggy Clarke" cultivar. They're early bloomers and provide a bit of color in the winter while most plants are dormant. These are still young trees, but they'll eventually grow to a 15 -20 feet height and provide an impressive display. Note that there are honeybees in all of the photos.
Specific Epithet: mume
Cultivar Name: 'Peggy Clarke'
Common Name: Japanese apricot