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Elberta Peach

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A lovely fruit tree, bearing firm, juicy yellow freestone peaches flushed with red; quite ornamental, with amazing pink flowers in spring; susceptible to late spring freezes and disease, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Characteristics

Species:
persica
Other Species Names:
Common Peach
Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
20 feet
Genus:
Prunus
Cultivar:
Elberta
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Bud Color:
red
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

Elberta Peach will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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