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Prunus persica

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Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Heavy annual pruning necessary for quality fruit. Select low-chilling varieties for zone 17.

Native to China.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Spreading or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 feet.

Width: 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Dark Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink, Rose or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Orange, Red, Yellow or Mostly Green Drupe, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Edible.

Bark Light Green, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Husk Fly and Scales, Brown Rot, Canker, Chlorosis, Crown Rot, Gummosis, Armillaria, Leaf Blight, Phytophthora, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Bees, Squirrels, and Birds.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus persica Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 13, 2021.
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