Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree

Semi-Dwarf, Bare-root. Ships 3 – 4' Tall with a 3/8" trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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About the Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree

Experience the delightful bounty of homegrown apricots with the Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree, a revolutionary creation from Zaiger Genetics. Compact yet prolific, this self-pollinating fruit tree produces medium-sized, flavorful fruit, perfect for backyard gardens.

With fragrant, white blooms tinted with pink in early spring, this deciduous stone fruit tree adds beauty to any landscape. Ripening in the first week of June in California’s Central Valley, and with fruit ripening in late May to early June, this tree requires approximately 500 chilling hours. Thriving in USDA Zones 6 to 9, it blooms late within its fruit type, ensuring a dependable harvest of early-season apricots.

The Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree boasts a compact growth habit, reaching a height of 8 to 10 feet, making it easily maintainable in smaller spaces. This deciduous stone fruit tree is one of the earliest ripening, with unique, and balanced apricot flavors. Its medium-sized fruit features a bright orange skin and a delicious flavor profile, perfect for fresh eating, baking, or preserves.

How to Grow the Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree

Grow your own apricots and experience the superior flavor! Its slow-growing, upright nature and self-fertile characteristics make it an ideal choice for backyard orchards or small gardens. Expect fruit production within 3 to 5 years.

Ensure optimal growth by planting in full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in the season to maximize quality and size. Be aware of its susceptibility to various diseases and set a regular spray schedule. With its columnar growth habit and moderate growth rate, the Pixie-Cot Apricot Tree provides not only delectable fruit but also ornamental beauty to your outdoor space.

Discover the joy of growing your own apricots with the Pixie-Cot Tree, a versatile and flavorful addition to any home orchard or landscape.

Prunus armenica ‘Pixie Cot’ USPPAF

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 6 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best results.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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