Gardening Articles: Landscaping :: Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

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 aren’t 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. It’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8.

For more information on ‘Bonfire’, go to: Stark Brothers.

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