Moongold Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Moongold'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: Small, deciduous, fruit bearing tree. Flowers bloom white in spring becoming small peach-like fruits that ripen in late-July. Apricots tend to be very adaptable to dry conditions. Fruit is best when moderate water is provided and when they are properly maintained.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Fruit
Plant Care: Tree - Fruit (single-stemmed woody plants cultivated for their edible fruit): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring. Pruning techniques vary depending on tree species. Understand the needs of each tree type before pruning. Provide adequate water and nutrients to aid in fruit development. Thin fruit as necessary to avoid excessive stress on the tree, especially on apple and peach trees. Fruit trees will require pest control to reduce damage to fruit and to keep the tree healthy. Find out the appropriate pest control methods for the species before attempting to control pests.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 15-30' tall x 10-20' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: White
Bloom Seasons: Early Spring
Bloom Period: Mar - Apr

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • The Produce Section
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter