Castlebrite Apricot Tree

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A prolific fruit tree, the Castlebrite Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Castlebrite') produces a huge harvest of small golden-yellow fruit that blushes red, with that classic Apricot flavor! Freestone and easy to eat, these are fantastic for freezing, drying, canning and of course fresh off the tree!

The flush of fragrant white blossoms will announce spring with shining glory! Local pollinators will see these blooms as a welcome banquet. Bright green foliage follows close behind, filling out these good-sized trees with a flush of green. By late May, you'll enjoy the sweet-tart plush and fuzzy gems that will crowd the canopy of your tree!

Castlebrite is a highly productive and vigorous multi-branched tree that you can keep pruned small for easy harvest and allows almost any sized yard to accommodate one! Ideal for USDA zones 5 through 8, these deciduous trees can reach a good size when left to their own devices. But that means more fruit and shade for you!

Planting and Application:

Apricot Trees are self-fertile, but you'll enjoy a much larger crop when planting multiple varieties, plus you'll extend your harvest! Create groupings or hedgerows for privacy and screening, or add to your existing orchard with ease! The blooms and great shape of these trees make impressive specimens and accents on their own, especially when they're billowing with pink blossoms or dripping with golden fruit!

Plant as a head-turning accent in your front yard, or shade a backyard garden with fruit within arms reach. Snack beneath the limbs or make some of the best jams, compotes and dried treats. You, your friends and your family will have their fill of healthy homegrown goodness. Add to your curb appeal and self-sustainability.

  • Blushing Golden-Orange Fruit
  • Freestone Sweet-Tart Fruit
  • Fragrant Pink Blossoms
  • Hardy & Vigorous
  • Mid-Sized Trees

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Apricots do best in full sun and appreciate moderate moisture throughout the season. Preferring enriched soil that's highly organic and a thick layer of mulch to add to the insulation and maintain moisture levels.

Castlebrite Apricot Tree will adorn your yard and fill your fruit bowl with healthy homegrown goodness! Order yours today at NatureHIlls.com!

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

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
Size Volume
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
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
#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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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.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Castlebrite Apricot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Castlebrite'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes