Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prunus mume Tohji-bai is among the first of the Flowering Apricots to bloom

We are recording the flowering order of the Prunus mume at the National Arboretum this year. It is a good year so far because we haven't had any extended periods of warm weather. A very warm week or two would compress the flowering order and bring out most of the cultivars at once. While it did warm up to 50F today, and ?~60 tomorrow, it is supposed to cool down again for much of next week. We shall see!

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