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Dwarf Peach Tree 'Crimson Bonfire'

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I am so thrilled to bits with this Peach Tree which I found while browsing the Internet in the spring.

When it arrived in April it was covered in blossom. But I wasn’t thinking properly and instead of sheltering it in the greenhouse to acclimatise, I put it straight outside in it’s home against the south facing house wall and the frost destroyed all the blossoms….never mind.

After being so shocked by it’s sudden relocation to the Scottish climate, it took a while to recover and it was June before the leaves really came to anything.

But it started to grow well in it’s large wooden planter and the colour of the foliage is perfect against our render. Here it is in July…

August….

And now the leaves have started to fade to green for their autumn display…

I’m ever so pleased with it……

Here’s the info that came with it on the label…

Species: Prunus persica.
Masses of Fabulous Pink Flowers in Spring
Gorgeous sweet scented blossom
Plenty of delicious, juicy fruits
Attractive burgundy foliage
Totally Winter hardy

Stunning rich purple leaf colour, beautiful pink blossoms in Spring, and heavy crops of delicious fruit make this fantastic dwarf peach not only very useful, but also a great ornamental plant for the patio.

This stunning compact peach tree is so easy to grow, perfect in a pot and because it flowers later than many varieties it fruits much more successfully too. A beautifully symmetrical shaped tree its foliage has a delightfully rich burgundy colouration. Combined with the golden orange and crimson red peaches it makes a particularly exotic and decorative addition to any patio. The colour combination of the glowing golden orange and crimson red fruit and the startling foliage will add a real blaze of colour in the garden too, reminiscent of a scorching bonfire. the Completely winter hardy no matter how cold it gets, you can look forward to your very own harvest of home-grown peaches for years to come. Reaches a maximum height of around 1.2-1.5 metres.

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that is lovely - great colours!

8 Oct, 2015

 

Love it Karen now where could I put one.😀

8 Oct, 2015

 

You have just sold it verbally and photographically to the Iris lady!!

8 Oct, 2015

 

ha ha Sue! btw, the Alstro is looking fine...I think I got away with it again! Thanks Mum and Kath.

8 Oct, 2015

 

Hi Karen, glad it survived the sudden transition for you, maybe get some fruit next year, Derek.

8 Oct, 2015

 

You never know Derek.....

8 Oct, 2015

 

It has so many pretty colours as the year goes on, so glad that it recovered and did so well.

8 Oct, 2015

 

That is so beautiful,Karen..will it need special care at all? I wish I had the space for one of these,or the right position.What beautiful foliage it has..and the fruit will be something to look forward to :o).

8 Oct, 2015

 

It does Chris. Thank you.

No special treatment Sandra. That was what appealed to me...plus the colour. The fruit should look very pretty, even if they don't ripen enough to eat. :)

8 Oct, 2015

 

Oh dear, another one for the wish list - its lovely.

8 Oct, 2015

 

The leaves look lovely and healthy....I wonder if you will get fruits one day??

8 Oct, 2015

 

I have popped it into favourites so that it doesn't get into my wish list, but it looks great Karen.

9 Oct, 2015

 

That is lovely - and the fruit is something to look forward to even if, as you say, it doesn't ripen. Very tempting...

9 Oct, 2015

 

Siris you have the room now that those fruit trees have gone..
The perfect picture of a peach tree, even if you have to wait for the fruit it is still a very appealing dwarf tree K......lovely.

9 Oct, 2015

 

Not the right situation for a peach tree, Dottyd, but the Cistus incanus don't have a long lifespan, already got some rooted cuttings, with a bit of juggling.......
Ck. what about peach leaf curl?

9 Oct, 2015

 

Sue...I don't know, but I think you worry too much!! Lol!

9 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks everyone. Glad you like it!

9 Oct, 2015

 

It really is stunning, anything that changes with the seasons and is so rewarding will always get my vote...

10 Oct, 2015

 

Oh I'm very tempted to get one . Bought a cherry tree this year even though it's a bit late in life to start an orchard!! Beautiful colours!

My father grew peaches in the smaller greenhouse but I don't recall spectacular foliage.

12 Oct, 2015

 

Thats another "must have " Karen ! Thanks for sharing this!

12 Oct, 2015

 

You should be on commission, Karen, cos I want one too. It looks & sounds perfect.
Losing it's blossom might have been a good thing if it's put its energy into growth instead of fruit.
Watch out for peach leaf curl.

15 Oct, 2015

 

I'm hoping that some of you will grow it and get fruit as well! :)

15 Oct, 2015

 

Very nice....sold American as we say. Another wonderful little thing from Karen. They are so tempting, and have too much to do now. Only a couple more bulbs to plant in my sadly neglected garden in Farmington. So dry that I lost my one yellow cedar bush in my barrier hedge. I had hoped it would be watered by someone... In my next life, a small greenhouse maybe. They must be so much fun.

6 Nov, 2015

 

Great fun Posy. I was in mine today, splitting primulas. Very handy indeed for propagation and for working in when its raining. The peach hasn't dropped any of its leaves yet, I'm amazed!

6 Nov, 2015

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