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Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark Dwarf'

Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark Dwarf'

Common name apricot (Z6)
Family rosaceae
Life cycle tree
Flowers white (early spring)
Size 10'
Light sun

Supposed to be a dwarf, but grows taller than the 10 ft advertised on its tag. We got it at a local discount nursery many years ago, and are charmed every year by its display of snow-white flowers in April. Although it's supposed to need a pollinator for fruit set, ours has never had a problem in that department - yet we've so far not eaten a single fruit from the tree - every year, they succumb to a fungal disease, most likely brown rot. This year, though, it seems like the fungus is on hiatus, and we may be biting into juicy apricots very soon...

apricot (Z6)
Flowers on bare wood

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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