Dwarf Apricot Tree - TreePrunus armeniaca
Dwarf Apricot Tree (Prunus Armeniaca) is a striking sight in both spring and summer. The pink blossom is especially eye-catching in spring, the leaves have a lovely shape, and the fruit is attractive too. Growing and picking your own fruit is great fun and very worthwhile, as home-grown fruit is extremely nutritious as well as being very tasty. It doesn't matter if you don't have a garden as the Dwarf Apricot can be grown in a container on the patio or decking. Apricot trees are self-pollinating so can be solitary plants. Height supplied 70-80 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the root ball is well-drenched before planting your Dwarf Apricot Tree by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole in good, loose soil. Plant the Dwarf Apricot Tree at the correct depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly in. Water immediately after planting. A Dwarf Apricot Tree grows best in well-drained, fertile soil. Plant this tree in a warm, sheltered spot in full sun. You could also grow it in a greenhouse or conservatory.
Planting Dwarf Apricot TreeThis dwarf apricot tree will thrive in a container. This dwarf apricot tree takes up little room but produces large fruit. Stand the Dwarf Apricot tree in a sheltered, sunny spot. You could reate a 'mini-orchard' with the (Dwarf) Apricot, and Peach, plus (Patio) Cherry and Apple trees all in containers and grouping them together on your patio or decking.
Show moreDwarf Apricot Tree is an easy-to-grow dwarf fruit tree. Give it extra water during dry periods. Avoid keeping too many fruits on the branches, ideally there should be about 7-10 cm between the young fruits to promote good development. Pick August-September. Let the apricots ripen off indoors, they will turn even sweeter. Give a mulch of well-rotted manure around the base of your dwarf apricot tree in early spring. Pruning is rarely necessary with the Dwarf Apricot Tree although they can be pruned in summer to help keep their shape. Prune older branches on an more mature tree every 2-3 years.
Show moreThis Dwarf Apricot tree is a disease-resistant tree that produces delicious, juicy apricots once mature. An apricot tree flowers in May, and the branches become smothered in charming pink blossom. The foliage is also very decorative from spring all the way through to autumn!
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Latin name Prunus armeniaca Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period March - April Harvesting period August - September Growing height 100 - 150 cm Planting distance 100 - 120 cm