Planting a Peach tree in your yard is a wonderful idea if you love these fruits. With a variety of options available, you can grow your favorite peaches right in your backyard, enjoying the sweet, juicy fruit in various ways: pies, deserts, teas, and many others. These trees not only provide delicious fruit but also add beauty to your landscape with their pink to reddish blooms in spring and attractive foliage. From beautiful spring flowers to lush summer foliage, and golden fall colors, peach trees are a delightful sight throughout the seasons.
Prunus persica, native to China, are low, broad trees with a rounded crown and dark green lance-shaped leaves. They grow fast but have a relatively short lifespan. In early-mid spring, they produce showy flowers ranging from white to red, with a pleasant fragrance. The 3-inch (7.5 cm) fruits ripen in summer, which is its main identification feature. In the fall, the deciduous leaves turn a deep golden yellow, adding to the tree's charm. The blossoms are bright pink or sometimes lavender or creamy white, with a mild floral scent.