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An Apricot with a Crown, The Royal Apricot Tree

  • Fruit is the Perfect Blend of Sweet and Tart
  • Self-Fruitful (No Pollination Required)
  • Freestone
  • Mid June Ripening Date
  • Adaptive to a Variety of Soils
  • 400 Hours or Less Chilling Requirement
  • Versatile Fruit
  • Extremely Adaptable to Soils and Moisture
  • Fantastic for an Orchard
  • Lively Colors to Brighten the Landscape
  • Easy Watering
  • Delicious Fresh, Dried, Canned, and Jammed

The Royal Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Blenheim Royal') is true to its name--being quite royal. It has plenty of superior qualities such as the delicious fruit, the beautiful green foliage, and its magnificent height and spread.

The tree may be fantastic, but the fruit is the crown of this royal tree. The apricots offered by the Royal Apricot Tree are terrific for eating fresh, dried, canned, mixed, jammed for desserts and more! The possibilities are truly endless.

The succulent and honey flavored fruit has the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a complexity of taste possessed only by the most royal of apricots.

Not only does the Royal Apricot taste magnificent, but they are filled with vitamins A and C. It's like a healthy, tasty dessert.

The shape of the Royal Apricot is a medium to large oval, easy to cut and prepare for mouthwatering meals.

The Royal Apricots are a lovely, sunkissed yellow color. They shine when the sun hits them, making it a perfect addition to any sunny yard. The sweet aromatic fruits will positively fill the air in your landscape.

The Royal Apricot Tree can grow up to 18 feet tall, and it can have a spread of 15 - 18 feet. The rounded nature of the foliage is perfect for a clean landscape.

The adaptability of the Royal Apricot Tree is also exquisite, as the variety of soils and moisture won't affect the tree. The tree grows fast and full in many conditions!

They prefer to bask in full sun and require less than 400 chill hours. This is easy to accomplish in growing zones 7 - 10.

Be sure to order the Royal Apricot Tree for the benefits of fresh fruit, sweet aroma, and a pretty landscape. This tree is known for selling out quickly, so order one today!

How to Use The Royal Apricot Tree in the Landscape

This is the perfect tree to add to any backyard, orchard, or landscape! The beautiful colors will pop and the refreshing, gentle aroma will fill the air.

The Royal Apricot Tree needs room to grow, so make sure that it is not too close to other trees, pipes, powerlines, or buildings! The spacing for this tree should be around 15 - 20 feet measuring on the center of each tree.

A line of Royal Apricot Trees can be the perfect lining for a yard or landscape, providing more than just the line, but the fresh fruit as well!

The Royal Apricot Tree would also be a great addition to your orchard. It is self-fruitful, so you only need one if you want to add to the collection! It will also produce more with other self-fruitful trees nearby, so you can pick as many fruit trees as you'd like!

The Royal Apricot can store for several weeks, so you can enjoy the fruit into the winter season.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Planting your own fruit tree can feel daunting, but no fear--we have a blog you can read here about planting fruit trees!

Give your Royal Apricot Tree a location with full sun, this tree loves the sun. The soil, however, doesn't need to be specific. This tree is widely adaptable. It is fine in drought conditions and fine in moist conditions.

For the health of your tree, prune in late winter or early spring when the leaves and flowers start to open. Pruning at this time will ensure that the pruning cuts will heal quickly, preventing diseases from entering the cuts.

When pruning the Royal Apricot Tree, remove all of the damaged and broken limbs and all of the branches that are within 18 inches off the ground. For more information on pruning your fruit tree, read our blog post here.

Pruning will not only keep your Royal Apricot Tree healthy, but control the size and maintenance of it! Just be sure to do your research, as pruning too hard can lead to limited fruit.

Water your Royal Apricot like any other tree. They really don't require a consistent watering system, but for the best establishment possible, make sure to take extra care to water thoroughly during its first growing season.

A great way to see if your tree is thirsty is to use the finger test. Stick your pointer finger up to the second knuckle in the dirt near the base. If it's dry, give your tree a drink. If it's still slightly damp, go ahead and skip for the day.

We suggest adding a layer of mulch around the base of your tree starting about an inch from the trunk. This will help even out moisture levels while conserving water and protecting your tree's roots.

The Royal Apricot Tree is the perfect addition to your landscaping masterpiece! If your zip code falls into growing zones 7 - 10, be sure to order the Royal Apricot Tree 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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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%

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Royal Apricot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Blenheim Royal'
Mature Height 15 - 18 Feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Moderate
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Red berries in fall