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Scout Apricot

This hardy fruit tree has showy pink flowers in early spring followed by tasty golden fruit in mid-summer, good for jam; quite ornamental, ideal for the home orchard; needs full sun and a pollinator, flowers can be damaged by late spring frosts

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
30 feet
Average Landscape Width:
25 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Prunus
Species:
mandshurica
Cultivar:
Scout
Flower Color:
shell pink
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
yellow
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
decurrent
Flower Bud Color:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

Scout Apricot will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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