SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA and Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Heavy annual pruning necessary for quality fruit. Select low-chilling varieties for zone 17.
Native to China.
Additional Common Names
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella 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, Bronze or Gold, 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.
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." 1995-2019. Aug 21, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-persica >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI