View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This underappreciated stone fruit has lovely blossoms early in the spring. Because of their early bloom time, the flowers are susceptible to freezing.

    Latin Name

    Prunus armeniaca


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tree

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 20'
    Max Spread: 10'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

    Apricots have been grown at Mount Vernon since 1762 when Washington notes that he was grafting them.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save