Goldcot Apricot Overview
Goldcot Apricot Overview Goldcot Apricot Close Up Goldcot Apricot Fruit
Goldrush Apples

Goldrush Apple

Royal Crimson Cherries Close Up

Royal Crimson Cherry

Goldcot Apricot

Availability: Out of stock
SKU
100215

Finally, a Cold Hardy Apricot!

Apricots love California. 99% of all apricots for the market in the USA are grown in California. Why not? The weather is great. The winters are mild. They like seeing movie stars. (Just kidding. They don't care about movie stars.) Unfortunately, if you don't live in sun-kissed CA, then you've typically been out-of-luck when it came to growing apricots in the home garden.

Not anymore! Goldcot Apricot (Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot') laughs at the cold and gray and sneers at the wet and humid. This apricot variety grows strong and healthy in less-than-perfect conditions. (It even handles Great Britain's unpredictable cold and wet!)

Plant in well-drained soil, and give even moisture to establish. Then, keep it on the drier side after establishment.

Goldcot busts out in the spring with white flowers blushed with pink that are followed by medium-sized golden fruit in early August. The fruit is delicious and is great to eat fresh, make into preserves or to dry for use all winter long. (For a true Cali treat serve fresh dried apricots and salted pistachios instead of popcorn at your next movie night!)

If you live in zone 5-8 and have been afraid to grow an apricot tree, then fear no more. Order a couple of Goldcots from Nature Hills today and enjoy the rich texture and delicious taste of your own fresh, homegrown apricots.

  • Loads of Fresh Sweet Fruit!
  • No Pollinator Needed
  • Only Space for One Tree? This is Perfect!
  • Performs in Cold and Humid Climates

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

click Here to learn more

Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Spring 2019
5 Spring 2019
6 Spring 2019
7 Spring 2019
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

Click here to see our full rates

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Goldcot Apricot Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Soil Type Well Drained Soils
Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color White with Pink bud
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time Summer