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A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Apricot Trees. 

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Apricot fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

How tall will my Apricot tree grow? 

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Apricots) see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Montclare approximately 3 metres when mature.

St Julien A (SJA) 3.5 - 4 metres when mature. Although trees can be kept smaller if fan trained.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and may have some side branches.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height. 



Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. All Apricots are self fertile but may require hand pollinating.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.95 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Apricot Compacta®

Apricot Fruit Trees | Genus Prunus armeniaca Compacta | Apricot Compacta Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Apricot Compacta® -  Enjoy fresh Apricots from the patio! Compacta is a new compact growing dwarf Apricot. Compacta has bushy growth habit and is a very hardy variety so suitable for all parts of the UK. The fruits on Apricot Compacta are medium sized orange and juicy. Apricot Compacta is very productive fruiting from mid-July to the beginning of August. Compacta is a self fertile Apricot but like all other Apricots they do flower very early so hand pollinate the flowers with a soft brush to aid the pollination. Protection from frosts when in blossom is essential. Tree height when mature 1.5-2 metres if grown in the ground. The size of the tree will be smaller if grown in a large pot.  

Size and shape of Compacta apricot trees available to buy online below. 

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15 Nov 20 | Lez Taylor

Well pleased with my APRICOT COMPACTA, arrived 2 days after ordering, a lovely well balanced tree,looking forward to fresh Apricots next year.

23 Aug 19 | Martin

Very pleased with my compact dwarf apricot which arrived in excellent condition.

10 Nov 17 | Lynda

Bought a dwarf Apricot in March 2017. The little tree is very healthy and a lovely well branched specimen. Looking forward to some fruit !

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Compacta Apricot Growing Tips.

Alongside the many similarities there are several important differences between Apricots and Peaches. Bacterial canker and silver leaf are not serious threats, so pruning is safe in late winter or early spring. The blossom is self fertile so a partner is not required, although the earliness of the flowering season means that hand pollination is recommended. 

How to grow a dwarf Apricot Compacta tree in my garden - Our Care Guide for fruit trees will help you get the very best from your tree.

How to plant my apricot tree - Our How To Growing Tips section on our website has a video that will show you how.

What other apricot varieties will cross pollinate Compacta  - All Apricots are self fertile but they do flower very early and may require hand pollination. This is done by brushing from flower to flower with a soft brush.

When is the best time to plant a apricot fruit tree - Container grown trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare Root apricot trees can only be planted between the months of November - April.

Planting distance for apricot trees - All fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock. It is the rootstock that determines how big the apricot tree will grow into. There is a rootstock guide on the left hand side of all fruit tree product pages that explains this. As tall as the tree will grow into would be the planting distance. Example Montclare will grow to 3 metres when mature. So a spacing of between 3 metres would be required.

Can I grow a apricot tree in a pot - All fruit trees will be happy growing in a large container. A pot around 50-60cm is ideal. There is more information on growing fruit trees in containers in our FAQ page.

How do I prune a fruit tree - Our Care Guide explains the basic principles of fruit tree pruning.

Blackmoor is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Prunus armeniaca Compacta fruit trees direct from our Nursery. We have one of the largest range of apple trees available for sale online.

A great deal of time has been put into the design of our website to provide all the relevant product information and ease of ordering. Our system keeps our customers informed of their individual order progress right up to the day of the delivery. And, our ‘How to Video’ section on the site has been a huge success in helping our customers to get the very best from their fruit plants. We are planning to add to these educational clips in the near future. We trust you will be pleased with your plants and by following our growing guides we hope you have many years of success with them.

Our fruit trees and soft fruit plants have been professionally grown on our Nursery with the correct attention to nutrients, and pest and disease control. They are despatched in good condition ready to establish and thrive in your garden for many years to come. To assist you further Blackmoor Nurseries created for you this powerful care guides - all you need to know about growing our fruit trees and soft fruit plants.