Nectarine Trees – Prunus Nucipersica

£159.79£549.79

Prunus persica var. nucipersica, commonly known as the Nectarine tree, is a delightful and productive member of the Prunus family. This cultivar, originating from the Peach tree, is celebrated for its succulent, smooth-skinned fruit that offers a delicious, slightly spicier alternative to its peachy cousin, making it a wonderful choice for fruit enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

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Prunus persica var. nucipersica, commonly known as the Nectarine tree, is a delightful and productive member of the Prunus family. This cultivar, originating from the Peach tree, is celebrated for its succulent, smooth-skinned fruit that offers a delicious, slightly spicier alternative to its peachy cousin, making it a wonderful choice for fruit enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

Nectarine trees are distinguished from cherry trees primarily by their fruit. Instead of producing small, round berries, Nectarine trees yield larger, smooth-skinned drupes with juicy, vibrant flesh. The blossoms are also different. While cherry blossoms can range from white to pink, Nectarine blossoms are typically a rosy pink and exude a delightful fragrance, a beautiful sight in spring.

Nectarine trees grow to a moderate size of around 4-6 meters tall, which is smaller than many cherry tree varieties. This size, combined with their handsome appearance and prolific fruit production, makes them a great addition to British garden designs, particularly for gardens with limited space.

These trees are perfect for adding a Mediterranean touch to a British garden. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil, and while they may need protection from late frosts in cooler regions, many varieties are quite hardy and can thrive in the UK’s climate. The early spring blossoms provide a burst of colour, the summer foliage offers a lush green canopy, and the autumn leaves turn to vibrant hues of red and orange, ensuring year-round interest.

From a wildlife perspective, the fragrant and colourful blossoms of Nectarine trees provide an early source of nectar for bees and other pollinating insects, supporting local biodiversity. Birds may also be attracted to the ripe fruit, although gardeners will often want to protect the crop for their own enjoyment!

Despite its name, the Nectarine tree is, in fact, a variety of Peach tree, not a separate species. The main difference is that Nectarines have smooth skin, whereas Peaches have fuzzy skin. This difference is due to a single gene variant, much like the gene variant in humans that determines whether earlobes are attached or unattached!

Cultivation of Nectarines dates back to ancient times, with their origins thought to be in China over 2000 years ago. From there, they spread across the world, with their sweet, tangy taste and smooth skin winning them many fans.

In conclusion, Nectarine trees, with their beautiful blossoms, delicious fruit, and benefits for local wildlife, are a fantastic addition to British gardens. They provide a touch of Mediterranean charm, a tempting summer harvest, and a year-round visual appeal, making them an excellent choice for anyone seeking to add both beauty and productivity to their garden.

Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type

Decidious

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Fruit?

0

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

Fragrant

0

Variety

Nectarine Trees – Prunus Nucipersica Fantasia, Morton Nectarine Trees – Prunus Nucipersica Morton, Snow Queen Nectarine Trees – Prunus Nucipersica Snow Queen, Stark Redgold Nectarine Trees – Prunus Nucipersica Stark Redgold

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.

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