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 but is popular around the world as an ornamental.

Prunus triloba
Prunus triloba var. truncata 01.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus subg. Prunus
Section: Prunus sect. Louiseania
P. triloba
Binomial name
Prunus triloba
    • Amygdalopsis lindleyi Carrière
    • Amygdalus pedunculata Bunge
    • Amygdalus petzoldii (K.Koch) Ricker
    • Amygdalus triloba (Lindl.) Ricker
    • Amygdalus triloba var. plena (Dippel) S.Q.Nie
    • Amygdalus triloba var. truncata (Kom.) S.Q.Nie
    • Cerasus triloba (Lindl.) A.I.Baranov & Liou
    • Louiseania triloba (Lindl.) Pachom.
    • Persica triloba (Lindl.) Drobow
    • Prunopsis lindleyi (Carrière) André
    • Prunus petzoldii K.Koch
    • Prunus triloba f. petzoldii (K.Koch) Q.L.Wang

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.

The stones of P. triloba are often used to make beaded bracelets in China.[4]


  1. ^ "Prunus triloba Lindl". Plants of the World Online. Kew Science. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  2. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Prunus triloba". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. 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.
  4. ^ 爱盘玩 (2018-06-14). "他在路边摘了几颗榆叶梅……没想到,做成手串这么漂亮!". 搜狐网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  • Hillier; Manual of Trees and Shrubs.

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