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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden Lower Garden

  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    5 5 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 5 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

    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



    Type of Plant

    Fruits Fruits
    Trees Trees

    Bloom Season



    Fall Fall
    Spring Spring


    Max height Max Height: 20'
    Max spread Max Spread: 10'


  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds


    Native Range



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

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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