Siberian apricot (Prunus sibirica)

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Prunus sibirica, called Siberian apricot, is a species of shrub or small tree native to eastern China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and eastern Siberia. It is in the genus Prunus in the rose family, Rosaceae, one of several species whose fruit are called apricot, although this species is rarely cultivated for its fruit. The species was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. A tree of Siberian apricot looks like the common apricot. However, all its parts are much smaller than the common apricot.