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Prunus persica Peregrine

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Peach

A good variety for the British climate

This hardy tree will reward you with a reliable supply of tasty fresh peaches year after year. Beautiful flowers cover the bare branches in early spring and handsome leaves add a tropical air through summer. Delicious white skinned peaches follow the flowers. 

Where?

Best trained against a sheltered, sunny wall in a fan shape. Happy in most soil types as long as they are not wet in winter. 

How?

Tie in  new growth through the summer to maintain the trained shape. Cover the blossom when spring frosts threaten. Feed once a year with a suitable fertiliser. 

This reliable variety is one of the best for the British climate

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering March - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting August - August
Cropping August - August

Typically available

From April to September