SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
Utility friendly tree.
A hardy flowering small tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to China.
Additional Common Names
FLOWERING ALMOND, FLOWERING PLUM
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Obovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 20; A1 - A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus triloba Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-triloba >