Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Fruit & Nut Trees
New Red-Leaved Peach
by Charlie Nardozzi
Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. Bonfire ornamental peach (Prunus persica Bonfire) has long, thin dark red leaves that hold their color throughout the season. It also produces a striking show of double pink flowers in spring. Bonfire eventually produces small peaches late in the season, but they arent good eating quality.
Bonfire makes an excellent patio container plant or ornamental tree in your yard, growing only 4 to 5 feet tall in five years. Its hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8.
For more information on Bonfire, go to: Stark Brothers.