Prunus triloba

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Prunus triloba
Prunus triloba var. truncata 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: P. triloba
Binomial name
Prunus triloba

Prunus triloba, sometimes called flowering plum[2] or flowering almond, a name shared with Prunus jacquemontii,[3] is a shrubby cherry, sometimes becoming a small tree. The flowers are pale pink or white,[3] and the fruit are red and "pubescent", i.e. with soft hair. It originates from China.

It is most often found in cultivation in the double flowered form P. triloba 'Multiplex', which has double pink flowers. This cultivar is often sold as "Rose Tree of China", "China Rose Tree", or other variants.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prunus triloba". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bailey, L.H.; Bailey, E.Z.; the staff of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third: A concise dictionary of plants cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan, New York.

Hillier; Manual of Trees and Shrubs.