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Information on the Dwarf Patio Peach Tree

By Bailey Shoemaker Richards
Dwarf peach trees are small enough to grow on a porch or patio.

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.

Lighting

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

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.

Soil

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.

 

About the Author

 

Bailey Shoemaker Richards is a writer from Ohio. She has contributed to numerous online and print publications, including "The North Central Review." Shoemaker Richards also edits for several independent literary journals and the Pink Fish Press publishing company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Ohio University.