The natural habitat of the fruiting apricot is around east Asia. They are hardy and thrive in localities with a long, dry spring, but apricots can be grown successfully in most southern and not-so-dry areas of Australia. Apricots bloom very early and frosts may damage the flowers. The staff at your local nursery or garden center are best placed to help you select cultivars suitable for your area. Apricots grow to a medium-sized, multi-branched, spreading tree. Apricots are usually self-pollinating and generally, the fruit will be starting to mature.