The apricot has a long colorful history of cultivation by humans. It is native to Armenia. This fruit tree is the first to bloom in the spring making it susceptible to blossom killing frosts. Apricots are traditionally grown for their fruit but the tree has desirable characteristics that warrant planting in the landscape. This tree will reach a height of up to 20 feet with a spread of up to 25 feet and is susceptible to the peach tree crown borer.