Zephyr Nectarine Tree

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The Zephyr Nectarine (Prunus persica nucipersica 'Zephyr') is a tree that produces fruit of exceptional quality. You won't want to miss a moment of your tree's display as it develops from flower to fruit, so plant near a window or patio for optimal enjoyment. Your Zephyr is renowned for the delicious fruit it produces! Just when the summer garden has begun its decline, your Zephyr prolongs the joys of summertime just a bit longer.

Springs gorgeous blossoms become late summer fruit among gorgeous rich-green foliage. From August into September you can count on your tree's limbs being heavily laden with its large, slightly ovate fruit, creating one of the loveliest sights in your yard, drawing you in for a closer look.

You won't be able to resist picking them fresh from your tree and holding its sun-warmed brilliance in your hand. Slice one in half and note the pristine, white flesh and the red blush surrounding the pit. Take a bite and you'll instantly understand why Zephyr is valued for its firm flesh and dramatic, sweet flavor that has just enough acidity to give it a little zing! Zephyr's freestone pit makes it easy prep for culinary purposes!

Planting and Application:

Measuring in as a mid-sized fruit tree, use Zephyr as you would any flowering ornamental tree. Plant as a single specimen in smaller gardens. It doesn't need a pollinating partner to produce fruit so it's a great choice if you only have room for one tree.

This white nectarine tree can also work as a showy spring ornamental for the front yard that offers up an outstanding summer activity for the family when you harvest your homegrown fruit!

  • Beautiful Tree & Outstanding Flavor
  • Firm White-Flesh Freestone
  • Self-Fruitful Mid-Season Harvest
  • Slightly Acidic Flavor Great for Eating Fresh
  • Gorgeous Pink Flowers Attract Pollinators

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Like most fruit trees, Zephyr is happiest when planted in full sun and well-drained soil. Beyond that, keeping it healthy is a fairly simple matter. Provide adequate moisture and fertility, plus a thick, insulating layer of mulch, and prune in the winter.

  • Full Sun & 200 - 300 Chill Hours
  • Well Drained Enriched Soil is Best
  • Mulch Well & Provide Regular Water
  • Find More Fruit Tree Care Here
  • Easy-Care, Vigorous & Productive

From spring until harvest, this is the tree that keeps on giving! Order your healthy and delicious Zephyr Nectarine Tree from our expert growers here at NatureHills.com today!

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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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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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 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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Zephyr Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica nucipersica 'Zephyr'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 14 - 18 Feet
Mature Spread 12 - 14 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes