NAME: Japanese Flowering Apricot OTHER COMMON NAMES: Chinese Plum, Rose Tree of China, Flowering Almond SCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus triloba COLOR: Pink Flower PLANT SEEDS: Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours Stratify: Cold 60-90 days Germination: Sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed HARVEST: Summer PLANT HEIGHT: 5/3 m PLANT SPACING: 5/3 m LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full sun SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Moderate QUANTITY: 5 Seeds OTHER: In early spring the flowering almond's branches are densely lined with delicate pink blossoms that brighten the landscape. A cold hardy deciduous shrub from China, it attains a rounded mature shape with many vertical and twiggy branches. The single pink flowers open all along the young twigs in early spring, and are sometimes nipped by frosts. Pollinated by bees, the blooms are followed by small red fruits in summer. Leaves emerge just after flowering, becoming mid- to dark green, and are broadly oval with toothed edges, sometimes bearing up to three lobes. Their undersides are a lighter green and hairy. Fall leaf color is typically yellow and gold.