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

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: 13,197
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,074
    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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