Is it possible to grow a free standing apricot tree in the West Mids

Uncle MortUncle Mort Posts: 29
Hi everyone

I would like to grow a free standing apricot tree, I am situated in the Birmingham area, if so does anyone recommend a variety with which i will get the best chance of success or am I wasting my time.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,576
    If you have squirrels nearby, I wouldn't bother. I am in the East Midlands, the years we didn't get a frost and the fruit set, the squirrels ate them while they were still green.
    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 4,515
    People do, but they are tricky as frost tender. You need to be in a sheltered, mild enough spot, near a warm, sheltered, south-facing wall. If you have a corner in full sun, it might work with new dwarf varieties.
    More here.
    Monty's advice here. 
    And forum discussion here.
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