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Prunus persica /Peach

Prunus persica  / Prunus persica
Peach in flower in March
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Peach in flower in March

Peach tree pruned in the standard way for commercial production

Foliage and immature fruit

Young trees in an orchid

Heavy spring bloom

Tree in heavy bloom

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Scientific Name: Prunus persica
Common Name: Peach
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Peach varieties are specific in the amount of cold to which they must be subjected in order that they leaf out and flower. Select a variety that is suitable for your climatic zone. All peaches are troubled by insect and disease pests. Scale, plum curculio, and borers are the chief insect pests. Brown rot of the fruit, oak root rot, and fungal leaf diseases are the chief pathological problems. Use of pesticides is an almost year round chore to keep peach trees healthy and producing. Scale and borers can be deadly, if not controlled.