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Native or Introduced to Illinois: IntroducedLeaf: Simple, broad leaves alternate on the twig. They are closely toothed along the margin and are abruptly pointed.
Flower: Flowers are solitary, sessile. They are pink or white in color and they bloom early in the spring.
Fruit: Large, smooth, orange-gold skin, orange flesh, freestone. Edible.
Bark/Twig: Tree has a stout trunk with reddish-brown bark.
Size/Form/Shape: A small tree (15-20 feet) with a rounded shape.
County Distribution Map for Illinois:
Sources for the Sullivan Middle School Tree Identification Guide were obtained though the use of the following sites:
- Illinois Plant Information Network (ILPIN) @ http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/delaware/ilpin/ilpin.html#Background
- List of Woody Plants Native or Naturalized in Illinois @ http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/woody.html
- Tree Species @ http://ostermiller.org/tree/species.html
- Index to Eastern/Central Trees @ http://www.arborday.org/trees/ECtreelist.html
- ISU Forestry Extension Identification of Common Trees of Iowa @ http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/tree/
- Key to Leaves of Virginia Trees @ http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forsite/key/intro.htm
- List of Native Trees for Use Along Roadsides in Illinois @ http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/treetable.html
- The PLANTS Database @ http://plants.usda.gov/
The information below is from the National Arbor Day Foundation. This information can be viewed in the original (source) form by visiting The National Arbor Day Foundation at http://www.arborday.org.
GROWING REQUIREMENTS/RATE (Early Golden variety)
Sun Exposure: This apricot does well in Full sun all day.
Soil Type: The Early Golden Apricot grows in dry, well-drained, sandy soil.
Moisture: This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Growth Rate: This tree grows at a fast growth rate.
Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
This apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.