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Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher'

Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher'

Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Balboa Park - San Diego, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Early blossoms subject to frost damage. Cross pollination usually necessary for fruiting. Annual pruning necessary for quality fruit. Heavy thinning is needed for sizeable fruit.

Family: Rosaceae

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, Deciduous.

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

Drupe, fruiting in Summer.

Bark Light Green.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 9, 12 and 14 - 22.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Scales, Canker, Chlorosis, Crown Rot, 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.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Tree Record." 1995-2021. Mar 5, 2021.
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