Exquisite yellow orange, juicy apricots are ready to harvest from early autumn. This variety has delightful heart shaped foliage and a semi vigorous growth habit. It will attract bees and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife once mature. Early flowers can be damaged by frost so plant under glass or on a south facing wall to protect from cold winds.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Fruit
Plant Type: Fruit tree
Main Attribute: Blossom in spring, harvest in autumn.
Height / Spread: 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: High - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Apricots are botanically known as Prunus armeniaca, which is the same genus as other stone fruit such as Plums and Cherries.
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