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Desert Apricot
Prunus fremontii
  
About Desert Apricot (Prunus fremontii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Prunus fremontii is a North American species of plants in the rose family, known by the common name desert apricot. It takes its scientific name from John C. Fr mont. It is found in northern and western Baja California especially, mostly Pacific and western, and the adjacent area of southern California. It also occurs in northern Baja California Sur. Prunus fremontii is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching up to five meters (16 2/3 feet) in height. Flowers are white or pink, blooming about the same time as the leaves unfurl in the Spring. Fruits are yellow and egg-shaped.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree, Shrub

Size
Size
12 - 16.4 ft tall
4 - 6 ft wide

Form
Form
Rounded

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers well drained loam to sandy loam. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Pinyon Pines, Junipers, Sage and Scrubland ecology

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
6, 7, 8, 9

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grows in a narrow elevation range from about 2,800 - 3,000ft in the southernmost part of California

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.1" - 32.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 2.55", Coldest Month: 38.2" - 59.4", Hottest Month: 59.3" - 89.2", Humidity: 2.62" - 39.61", Elevation: -122" - 7333"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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