Apricots love California. 99% of all Apricots for the market in the USA are grown in California. 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 Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot') laughs at the cold and gray and sneers at the wet and humid!
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, sweet and juicy, and is great to eat fresh, make into preserves, or dry for use all winter long. For a true Cali treat serve dried apricots and salted pistachios instead of popcorn at your next movie night!
This Apricot variety grows strong and healthy in less-than-perfect conditions. It even handles Great Britain's unpredictable cold and wet! If you live in USDA zone 5-8 and have been afraid to grow an Apricot tree, then fear no more.
These lovely flowering trees are great accents and shade around your yard or garden. Perfect for front and back yard landscaping, Goldcots are ideal flowering specimens and edible landscaping plants that will easily replace that simple flowering tree that won't add to your fruit bowl.
The dense branching is a great screening, especially if you leave the lower branches intact. Allowing you easy harvest and privacy when you prune them as hedgerows with other fruit trees for a hedge that feeds you and shelters wildlife and songbirds too! The neighbors won't mind the friendly fence that they can also sneak off with a few of the glowing orange gems too!
Fruit trees do best in full sun and you'll get more fruit and flowers if you provide at least 6 hours of sun a day. Plant in well-drained soil, and give even moisture to establish. Then, keep it on the drier side after establishment. Check out more Fruit Tree Success Tips in our Blog!
Order a couple of Goldcot Apricot Trees from Nature Hills today and enjoy the rich texture and delicious taste of your own fresh, homegrown Apricots!
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect your young apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot') to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd-4th year after you plant them.
Once your apricot tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Apricot trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water. They do need very well-drained soil.
Many apricot trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one apricot tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time! The Goldcot Apricot Tree is self-pollinating and doesn't need a pollinator to produce fruit.
Apricot trees that need a pollinator partner will have the appropriate tree(s) listed for you to choose from. Nature Hills Nursery lists pollinators for each tree on the product pages. This gives you must-have information right at your fingertips!
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
Bareroot apricot trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown apricot trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Make your life more flavorful and your landscape work for you by shopping for Apricot trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely apricot tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Goldcot Apricot Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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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. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
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.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot'|
|Mature Height||15 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soils|
|Growth Rate||Fast, Medium|
|Flower Color||White with Pink bud|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|