Patio Peach Tree Lacrima Bare Root Ideal for a small garden, ‘Lacrima’ is arguably the most decorative peach, with a weeping habit. The fruit hangs down from the branches, gaining maximum sunshine to ripen well.
Pink blossom in spring is followed by yellow-fleshed fruits ready to harvest in August, which are large, sweet and juicy.
You will also have autumn colour at leaf drop, and the weeping branches make a statement in winter, so ‘Lacrima’ is a tree for all seasons.
Grafted onto the Mont Clare dwarfing rootstock, ‘Lacrima’ should reach 2.5m-3m with a similar canopy spread when mature in open ground. It can also be grown in a large container, which will limit its size.
Expect ‘Lacrima’ to fruit in its second year - it needs spend its first year in your garden establishing a good root system. 'Lacrima' is self-fertile and does not require a pollination companion.
Characteristics Pot Size: Bare Root Rootstock: Peach Seedling (Vigorous) Height on arrival: 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) Harvesting Months: August Harvesting Period Period: Mid 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 Prefered Position: Full Sun Prefered soil type: Loam, Sand, ClayMoisture Requirements: Well-DrainedExposure: Sheltered
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. View our selection of planters perfect for trees here.
Read our full patio fruit tree guide here.
Caring and Maintenance
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer - we have written a guide on how to best prune a fruit tree to ensure healthy growth and bumper crops. Follow this link to read it.
Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. If you are really interested in getting the most out of your apple tree, we have put together some pointers on how to solve any problems and how to boost your crops to achieve the highest yield every year. Click here to view.
Planting a fruit tree is quick and simple. We’ve produced a handy guide to make sure you get all the basics right. Follow this link to read the guide which is accompanied with a how to video.