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 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 root. They are rooted in a nursery container in soil.
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Check out the Peach Grow Guide for more information on growing peaches in your backyard!
Prunus persica 'Bonfire'
- Attractive, colorful foliage
- Compact size
- Fall color
- 3-Season appeal