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Nectarine Tree
Prunus persica var. nucipersica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica var. nucipersica
Synonym:Prunus persica var. nectarina

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Market, Alabama

Oak View, California

Spring Valley, California

Cape Coral, Florida

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 8, 2011, Beach_Barbie from Kure Beach, NC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have a very small property, so don't have room for a lot of big trees. I'm espaliering my nectarine, which allows my to have room for one and as a bonus, gives privacy to the back yard in the summer.
It's working quite well!