Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)|
|Care||Thrives in arid western regions, with slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established reduce frequency. 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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