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2-3ft 'Nectarella' Patio Nectarine Tree| SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | 5L Pot

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Nectarine Nectarella 5L Patio Tree

Naturally dwarfing variety suitable for growing in pots. Good flavour and freestone. Produces early in its life.

Patio Fruit Trees

Think you don’t have room for a productive fruit tree? Think again. Thanks to the work of horticulturalists over the last few decades gone are the days when you had to have room for an orchard to get a decent crop.

Growing fruit trees in containers on your patio is easier than you think, creating an area that’s productive, ornamental and great for relaxing. You have the benefit of spring blossom attracting pollinators, ripening fruit, autumn colour and winter structure.

Self-fertilising varieties mean you only need one tree and dwarfing rootstocks mean they don’t take up lots of room.

Our patio trees are sold ready pruned into a distinct dwarf form. This does make them more expensive, but they are extremely productive in a small space. Follow pruning instructions to keep up fruit production.

Plant the tree in as big a pot as possible - a half barrel is ideal. If left in a small pot, the tree could drop flowers or fruit. Keep it well watered in dry weather and weed, mulch and feed to keep the plant in first-class condition.

  • Pot Size: 5L
  • Rootstock: Montclare
  • Height on arrival: 0.8-1.3m
  • Harvesting Months: August
  • Harvesting Period Period: Late
  • Eventual Growth Height: 1.5-2.0m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.0m
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous
  • Pollination Group: 2
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating Fresh, Jams, Dried
  • Planting Period: Jan-Dec
  • Self-Fertile: Yes
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Fruit trees are often budded or grafted onto a rootstock by their nursery, which means their roots are of a different plant to that of their branches and fruit. As a consequence, you will have a variety with the best qualities of two plants (such as good roots and fruiting). An important result of a rootstock is the ability to control the size of the plant. However, this can still be impacted by a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety
  • Pruning
  • Soil type
  • Planting position
Some varieties are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For example, a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of your plant, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

Your plant’s soil and planting location will also affect its resulting size. Most need a good amount of sunshine to grow well (and also for their fruit to ripen with a high sugar content). Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for soil, with those growing in light sandy soils often growing more slowly, while those planted in rich, fertile soils being more vigorous.
Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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Harvest Month June, July, August, September
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 4.5
Species Fruit Trees, Peach & Nectarine Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Peach Nectarine
Uses Dessert
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 5L Pot
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
Shop By Category Fruit Trees

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