Sunday, February 17, 2013

Raining Apricot Blossoms

If you eagerly anticipate the Cherry Blossom Festival, flowering apricots are sure to build your excitement.

Every February, this weeping apricot [Prunus mume] at Wildwood Farm bursts into bloom.  At 15' tall, the cascading pink blossoms look winter fireworks on a clear blue day.

This grafted apricot was staked to reach it's full height and bent to give the trunk a slight curve.  If your garden calls for something more formal, [red] upright growing flowering apricots have a traditional tree outline .

Plant them with later blooming flowering cherries to enjoy blossoms throughout the late winter months.

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