SelecTree: Tree Detail
HELEN BORCHER FLOWERING PEACH
Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher'
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Balboa Park - San Diego, CA
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.
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, 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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus persica 'Helen Borcher' Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
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