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Prunus armeniaca has some common insect problems:
15. Tree Fruit and Nuts

Armenean Plum Prunus armeniaca

Previously known as:

  • Armeniaca vulgaris
Phonetic Spelling
PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AY-kah
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Prunus armeniaca is a deciduous tree cultivated in gardens as a fruit tree; it is the most commonly cultivated species of apricot.  Its leaves are alternate, simple, toothed on the margin, with 2 small glands at base of blade.  The fowers are usually solitary, 5-parted, and are white or pinkish.  The edible fruit is a fleshy drupe with a large pit (stone), yellow to reddish in color.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Susceptible to fungal and bacterial diseases and wood rots.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Wilson Delicious'
    Dwarf variety
'Wilson Delicious'
Tags:
#poisonous#edible plant#wildlife plant#high maintenance#fruit tree#edible fruits#pollinator plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly#frequent insect problems#frequent disease problems
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Wilson Delicious'
    Dwarf variety
'Wilson Delicious'
Tags:
#poisonous#edible plant#wildlife plant#high maintenance#fruit tree#edible fruits#pollinator plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly#frequent insect problems#frequent disease problems
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    armeniaca
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central Asia to Northern & Central China
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a larval host plant to Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). You may see three flights from February-November in the deep south and two flights from May-September in the north.
    Play Value:
    Edible fruit
    Edibility:
    Fruit edible raw, dried, or cooked.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit fleshy with a large pit (stone), yellow to reddish.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers usually solitary, 5-parted, white or pinkish.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Ovate green leaves have serrated margins with 2 small glands at the base of the blade.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    The pits contain cyanide compounds, which are poisonous. If a couple of pits are accidentally swallowed, it will not cause poisoning. The pits are more poisonous if they are ground up/crushed or the seeds are chewed. Fruit that has not been pitted should not be blended into a smoothie. Symptoms include Gasping, weakness, excitement, pupil dilation, spasms, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycoside, amygdalin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Seeds
    Stems