Apricot - Westcot (5')

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Scientific Name:
PRUNUS mandschurica 'Westcot'
Height:
10'-20'
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Spread: 
10'-20'
Flower Colour:
Pink
Soil Moisture:
Wet
Days to Maturity:
Fruit ripens in August
Fruit Size:
2" diameter
Fragrant:
Yes
Zone:
3

Description

A hardy apricot for the backyard orchard with showy pink flowers in early spring followed by tasty yellow fruit blushed red in mid-summer, good for jam; needs full sun, well-drained soil and a pollinator; flowers can be damaged by late spring frosts

Self-fruitful, however yields improve with cross-pollination.

Care Instructions

It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH.

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