apricot 'Garden Aprigold'
- available to order from late autumn
- Wavit, 7lt pot
This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
- Rate of growth: slow growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)
This naturally small apricot has been top grafted onto a 45cm clear stem to create a miniature standard. That means it can be grown in a large pot (provided it is kept well fed and watered), or planted in freely draining soil, in a warm, sunny spot. It's pretty as well as productive though, as it's smothered with pink flowers in spring, and these are followed by delicious fruits that can be harvested from late July. A self-fertile plant, it will not need a pollination plant to produce the fruit.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Protect the blossom from frost, and prune in summer to reduce the risk of disease.