- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 12-15' tall
- Mature Width: 8-10' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 8-10' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Harcot Apricot Bare Root?
If you think of apricots as an exotic treat grown in this country only in California, think again. The Harcot Apricot Tree, developed in Canada, lets homeowners in many parts of the U.S. enjoy the simple pleasures of growing sun-ripened apricots in their own backyard. You’ll find countless uses for these delectable all-natural snacks, and every year you’ll want to try new recipes. Harcot apricots are wonderful in sweet treats like cobblers, bars, muffins, smoothies, and preserves, as well as in savory dishes like pork and chicken. Of course, they’re also yummy fresh off the tree. Knowing that they’re rich in vitamin A and other nutrients and low in calories, you’ll be happy to snack away and to let the kids do the same.
Most Apricot Trees open their delicate pink or white blossoms in very early spring, making them vulnerable to late frosts, which can ruin the crop. Researchers at Agriculture Canada in Harrow, Ontario (about 25 miles south of Detroit) have worked on developing later-blooming hardy Apricot Trees as part of an extensive fruit tree breeding program. At least five different trees were used in breeding the Harcot to get all the characteristics the researchers were looking for. Besides being hardy to cold and a late bloomer, the new tree also showed resistance to three diseases that can afflict Apricots: bacterial spot, brown rot, and perennial canker. The Harcot Apricot was introduced in 1977.
How to use in the landscape?
Besides being a producer of tasty apricots, your Harcot Apricot Tree will also make a lovely addition to your landscape. Early in the season, it will grace your garden with pretty pink blossoms, painting a delightful spring picture. When summer comes, this small, upright-arching tree will create an intimate space beneath its branches to serve as a cool, shady retreat on warm days. As summer advances and you are able to reach up and pluck a ripe fruit from its branches while sitting in your cozy lounge chair, you’ll learn what it means to live the good life!
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 12-15' tall
Mature Width: 8-10' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 8-10' apart
How To Plant
Although Harcot blooms later than other Apricot Trees, don’t plant it in a low-lying “frost pocket,” but in an open, slightly elevated position, just to be on the safe side. It is a self-fruitful tree, so no other tree is needed for pollination and good fruit set. Apricots enjoy lots of sun and warm summer weather, and they do especially well in rather dry climates. They do appreciate regular irrigation, but excess moisture must drain freely, as soggy soil will cause root rot.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How Does Shipping Work?
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.