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Prunus persica

Peach Tree

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Prunus persica
Principal Common Name Peach Tree
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description A very popular deciduous tree bearing fuzz covered soft sweet fruit in summer. The standard tree can reach 25 ft tall and 20 ft wide.
General Comments Peach trees are often difficult to grow because they are attached by so many diseases and require considerable maintenance but well worth the effort when the fruit is ready to eat. Select a variety appropriate for your climate.
Origin
Nativity China
Height Range 15 - 25 FT
Spread Range 10 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Medium
Form Small Tree
Flower Color Pink : Red : Rose Pink
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Edible : Flower : Fruit

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