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Chinese Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'

SKU
06743
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.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHoneysuckle (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

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