• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Prunus × persicoides 'Ingrid' (F)

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  • Synonyms Prunus dulcis 'Ingrid'
    Prunus × amygdalopersica 'Ingrid'

  • Family Rosaceae

  • Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

  • Details

    'Ingrid' is a small, deciduous tree with pale pink blossom in early spring before the leaves open, followed by pale green, velvety fruit containing edible nuts (almonds) ready to pick in early autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Spreading / Branched

  • Toxicity

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 4-8 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Late frosts may damage early blossom

Propagation Propagate by chip budding or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1 as a free-standing tree, may also be fan-trained on a warm wall. See train fan-trained trees and pruning established fans. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem

Pests May get aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects

Diseases Has some resistance to peach leaf curl; may also be affected by bacterial canker and silver leaf

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