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Pixie Cot Apricot

Original price $89.99 - Original price $89.99
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$89.99 - $89.99
Current price $89.99
SKU C480

Prunus armenica 'Pixie Cot'

A new and exciting breakthrough for the backyard grower! This new Zaiger introduction has a delicious flavor. It is a miniature, easily maintained at only eight feet tall. The abundant fruit is medium size with a bright orange skin. It has yet to be tested around the nation but is expected to be very cold hardy and should do well where apricots thrive.

On Citation rootstock, the tree needs a well-drained soil. Patent pending. 600 chill hours.

USDA Zone: 6-9

Grow Height:  8'-10' (Compact)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: Citation

Read our Apricot Growing Guide

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Will these grow well in a container?

    They do! A half wine barrel is best, but other containers can work as well.

  • Will this do well in Portland Oregon? Also would like to know if freestone and self fertile, I want to grow in container. ThanksJ

    It will grow reasonably well in a container given enough sun and supplemental water. It is freestone and self-fertile.

  • Apparently it helps to have a second apricot tree to get more fruit. Does it have to be a different apricot variety or is the same one ok?

    Yes for cross pollination you need 2 different variaties of tree.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Marcia F.E.
My new Pixie-

My pixie-cot apricot tree arrived as scheduled. It was a long stick with 2 tiny branches, one was broken. I planted it immediately in a large planter bag because the weather was still cold and rainy and I had not finished preparing it's permanent home. It is still has no more growth or leaves but it passed the scratch test. I look forward to seeing it spread and leaf out a bit this summer.

Kenneth K.
Dwarf Apricot

The Tree is still dormant with this cold weather, but I followed your instructions and hopefully the tree will blossom soon. The Packaging was done well and there wa no damage during transit.

Michael B.
Growing Orchard

I ordered 6 trees - two Pixi Cots and four dwarf/mini dwarf apples (Bella, Early Pink Lady, Cox, Cosmic Crisp). They arrived in great shape for bare root stock at the spring equinox and are in the ground following Laura's video instructions. I will be checking every day for signs that they are budding out. My order from last year of Cascade Delight Raspberries are leafing out now and looking good to go this year.

Thomas C.
A Gem of a Little Tree

I m growing my pixie cot apricot in a high tunnel hoop house, so it is protected from harsh cold winter rains. That said, it s a remarkably pretty little tree, that really appears to be naturally dwarf. It a healthy grower, but seems to stay around the 5-foot level for now. The apricots are crazy sweet and mine were a very pale yellow. I had a mishap in the hoop house where a board fell on the tree and cracked in it in half. I cut off the major breakage and it rebounded nicely. I ll report back in a year or two when it s hit its full stride.


I bought my tree in 2020 and it grew well the first year. However, the second year all the new growth died back. The next year the entire tree died. Very disappointed. I'm in Willamette Valley in Oregon, so it should be hardy. It maybe died from bacterial canker? I'm not completely sure. I am hesitant to buy a replacement if it'll just be another $90 wasted.