Information on the Dwarf Patio Peach Tree
Dwarf peach trees, which can be grown from a number of full-sized species, including bonanza peach trees, are small versions of the larger adult tree. Caring for dwarf peach trees properly ensures their survival.
In order to survive and produce blossoms, dwarf peach trees need direct sunlight throughout most of the day, or around six hours of sunlight. This can be supplemented with a grow lamp if the patio or porch is shaded.
Pruning is one of the best ways to keep a dwarf peach tree healthy when growing it on a patio. Removing dead, broken or diseased branches and trimming the tree prevents it from getting diseases and keeps it looking attractive and neat.
Growing a dwarf peach tree in a container requires the right soil and conditions for successful growth. Dwarf peach trees grow best in a moist and loamy, sandy soil, but they can also grow in soil with a slight clay content.
Information On Dwarf, Patio Peach Trees
Nothing smells or tastes quite as much like summer as a warm, ripe, juicy peach. Peach trees (Prunus persica) can grow to 15 feet tall, and although that's on the short side for a tree, it's not a size that will fit easily on your patio either. Peach trees are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8, depending on the cultivar The first miniature peach trees were natural mutations of the species, which were then bred with the highest-quality full-sized peach cultivars. Dwarf peach trees produce fruit a full year earlier than their standard-sized counterparts; sometimes the first year after they are planted and usually by the second year. Dwarf fruit trees do not generally produce as high quality fruit as full-sized fruit trees. Peach trees -- including the smallest trees -- thrive in well-drained, sandy soil and in locations where they are exposed to full sunlight. Otherwise, flower and fruit production will be greatly reduced. These potted beauties make excellent patio or deck plants.
- University of Illinois: Small Fruit Crops for the Backyard
- Virginia Cooperative Extension: Tree Fruit in the Home Garden
- Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation: Peach
- National Gardening Association: Plant Care Guides -- Peach
- Missouri Botanical Garden: Prunus Persica "Bonfire"
- Missouri Botanical Garden: Prunus Persica "Reliance"
- North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Prunus Persica
- University of California: The California Backyard Gardener -- Tree Selection