Prunus persica--Flowering Peach

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Prunus persica--Flowering Peach

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Flowering peach grows best in good garden soil and an open sunny location sheltered from wind. The tree is moderately hardy but quite short-lived. It grows 20 to 30 feet tall and spreads 20 to 30 feet. Flowering peach requires much pruning to stimulate flowering so may not be 30 feet tall or wide and may always look over pruned. The usefulness of flowering peach is reduced by disease susceptibility, need for much pruning, and its short life. Flowering occurs in spring before the leaves come out and is sometimes cut short by frosts. After flowering, prune to encourage formation of flowering wood for next year. The fruit are small peaches. Flower color depends on the cultivar grown.

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