apricot - prunus armeniaca
Common Name: apricot
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 7
Height: 20 to 40 ft
Width: 20 to 40 ft
Description: This tree is valued for its ornamental qualities as well as its fruit production. Apricot's showy white flowers bloom in early spring, though this early bloom is susceptible to frost damage, so planting in protected areas is important. Most varieties are self-pollinating, and flowers gives way to a golden orange, edible, fleshy drupe that can be harvested in summer. Apricot trees grow best in well-drained, moist soils in full sun to partial shade, though they will produce best in full sun.
Greenwood Nursery. Found online:
Missouri Botanical Garden. Found online: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=252677&isprofile=1&basic=prunus%20armeniaca