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4-5ft 'Lilicot' Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | 9L Pot

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Add a unique touch of colour and flavour to your garden with the fantastic Apricot ‘Lilicot’. Naturally sweet and juicy the orange fruits are a nutritional favourite amongst children and adults alike! This tree will fruit well and heavily if placed in strong sunshine, and likes most soils. Being protected from frost and sheltered from the wind will result in a strong and vibrant plant, but only a basic level of care is required throughout the year, making this tree perfect for the beginner gardener.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3-4m
  • Rootstock: Myrobalan - Semi-Dwarfing
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 1 year old with a 2 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Season of Use: August - September
  • Growing Habit: Bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: Yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects
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 July, August
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 4.5
Species Apricot Trees, Fruit Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Apricot
Uses Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 9L Pot
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
Shop By Category Fruit Trees

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