Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'Item #6743 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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An early-bearing variety that is ideal for difficult climates prone to late spring frosts. An eruption of mildly fragrant, early blooms heralds the onset of spring and a promise of heavy yields on this self-pollenizer that produces an abundance of yellow-orange fruit with a sweet, mild flavor and a good texture. Recommended winter chill: 700 hours. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuhPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.Special features:EdibleFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in arid western regions, with slightly acidic, well-drained soil and consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches, and fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge. Thin young fruit to increase mature fruit size.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.