Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)|
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