BURGUNDY COLORED FOLIAGE & TONS OF JUICY PEACHES ARE PERFECT FOR THE PATIO!
This ornamental Bonfire Patio Peach tree offers a striking, dynamic color appeal to your yard or patio!
The crimson Bonfire Peach tree averages around 6 feet tall at mature height and full size. This makes it the perfect eye-level garden accent whether planted or potted. The early spring delicate buds quickly fill the flowering tree’s branches with showy bright pink double blooms with deep pink centers.
After a head-turning blooming season, the red foliage continues to offer a unique and colorful appeal even during summer with its dark red leaves. The new branches and their long, tapered leaves emerge dark red, maturing into a deep burgundy gracefully drooping foliage. The Autumn season continues to offer a colorful display as the leaves become gold-tinged when the weather drops in temperature.
The Bonfire Patio Peach fruits are generally unsavory eaten fresh (although birds love them!). But the freestone peaches can be used in pies, canning, or pickled when home grown. The Bonfire Patio Peach taste is sweet and juicy once cooked. This bonfire dwarf ornamental peach tree is still loved for its gorgeous colors and double flowering white pink red blossoms.
The pink flowers of this Prunus persica produce fruit in as little as 2 years. The Bonfire dwarf peach tree is a great option for those without yards to plant it in and can be grown in containers.
BONFIRE PATIO PEACH TREE CARE
Grow this outstanding Bonfire flowering peach tree across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9. It does require around 400 chill hours to set fruit. This variety of peach fruit tree prefers full sun and well-draining soil. It can tolerate sandy soil sites. The small tree will benefit from a slow-release fertilizer applied once a year at the top of the root ball in early spring to help with fruit production.
Dig a hole the size of the nursery container the orders ship in. Be sure not to clip back any roots unless they are tangled. Your Bonfire peach patio tree will want room for the roots to grow. Choose a planting spot or a container with plenty of room for the root systems to thrive. If you are keeping your Prunus persica bonfire tree in a container, be sure to choose a pot with drainage holes for the best results.
It is a self-fertile peach variety but having another small peach tree around can improve cross-pollination. Water newly planted trees thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
How Tall Does a Dwarf Peach Tree Grow?
The Dwarf Bonfire Peach cultivar stays small and compact! At mature size, it can grow up to 4-6 feet tall and wide. That being said, you can prune and maintain it at a smaller size if desired.
How to Prune a Dwarf Peach Tree
The best time to prune dwarf peaches is in late winter or early spring before the tree flushes out for spring. Prune back any dead, diseased, or crossed branches to open up the structure of the tree and allow for air circulation. You want to shape the tree for good form. Each fruiting branch will need sunlight to shine through and produce the high-quality peaches you know and love.
These dwarf flowering peach trees do not ship bare roots. They are rooted in a nursery container in soil.
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Once your Bonfire Patio Peach Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
BONFIRE PEACH TREE CARE:
Full sun and well-drained, somewhat sandy soil is ideal for the Bonfire or Patio Peach. They do well being planted in the ground or potted. Regular watering is necessary when potted and preferred when planted in soil to maintain optimum growth. Very little pruning is required to maintain the shape and appeal of this small tree. Damaged or dead branches should be removed as necessary.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Bonfire Peach Tree, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Due to my husband's injury and my inability to bend, we have not used the tree gator on the planted tree but I am sure it works great.
I haven’t used it yet, but I think that is about to change