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Silver Creek Nursery Ltd.

Plum & Apricot Rootstock

Plum & Apricot Rootstock

While we have young stool beds growing, in the meantime we import rootstock from Oregon. Aside from the headache (paperwork) of importing and distance, we are very happy with our supplier's quality, and are happy to offer small scale and backyard operations with rootstock. Every August, we prepare a rootstock order for the following spring, and our order comes up on the pool truck with all the other Ontario orders. Because of this, we aren't able to guarantee ship dates with rootstock orders, as we are at the mercy of the nursery and pool truck; the shipment typically comes in March-April.

If you require more than 1000 rootstocks, we recommend importing it yourself.

We offer the following rootstocks:

Myrobalan - Full-Size:

  • History: Myrobalan rootstock comes from seedlings of Prunus cerasifera (aka cherry or myrobalan plums) which are native to parts of Europe and Asia. 
  • Why We Use It: Myrobalan is our go-to rootstock for apricots and plums. It is adaptable and hardy, vigorous, and anchors quite well in the soil, although staking in the first few years is still recommended. In addition to these great traits, it is also resistant to several pests and diseases.
  • Soil: Prefers sandy loam but somewhat adaptable to different kinds of soil
  • Growth Habits: Produces a tree 16-20ft tall, highly vigorous, well-anchored but shallow roots so may need support in first few years, not overly precocious
  • Disease Resistance: Resistant to crown gall and root knot nematode, somewhat resistant to crown and root rot, susceptible to oak root fungus
  • Graft Compatibility: Compatible with plums, apricots, and almonds but some apricot varieties have delayed compatibility issues

Krymsk 86 - see peach rootstock listing for more information and/or purchasing

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Plum & Apricot Rootstock
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