My tree is about 4 or 5 years old and until now has been doing beautifully. I got fruit in the third year and last year got a lot of delicious fruit with very little pruning. This year I pruned a bit more extensively and now my tree is not putting out leaves. I think there are three small shoots. Did I prune too late? (Dec. I think)
Here is a rather extensive article on fruit tree pruning from UC Davis: http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/8057.pdf
You'll note that they recommend summer pruning for apricot trees in California to prevent eutypa dieback; I wonder if this is what happened to your tree. You might want to consult with the Extension Service to get their analysis and recommendations; this link will help you locate one: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/
Neither of my Aprium trees has any fruit this year but they have in the past. What would cause these trees to stop bearing?
What variety of aprium do you have? Is it a low chill or high chill variety? I am wondering if this is due to them not getting enough chill these past few seasons.
Did your aprium trees even bloom? Do the trees look healthy? Any signs of disease, abnormalities or insect pest infestations? Has anything changed in their care with regards to watering or fertilizing?
For more information on the care of aprium trees, please visit the following link:
How to get the sapling?
Yes, they can grow in your area. This article will give you more information on the tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apriums/aprium-tree-care.htm
If you don't have a local source, I would try an online nursery.
I have read your article on caring for a Aprium Tree and have tried to purchase an Aprium or Pluot Tree but without succes. I have spoken to various Suppliers and Garden Centres and even long standing Horticulturists and the response is that they have never herard of these trees. Now this seems a little odd as they are shown on various websites and there are articles about caring for Aprium and Pluot Trees. I came across this hybrid variety whist watching a BBC Garden Rescue Programme but can't find a Supplier anywhere, so are you able to help? John McCurly-Smith
Unfortunately, we do not recommend places to purchase. Since you cannot find one, locally, I would recommend purchasing one from one of the websites that you found them on. I have purchased several fruit trees from various, online, nurseries with success from most.
We can, however, offer information on the tree.