Advice for care of the red flowering peach tree.

Prettypetals_GA_7-8March 23, 2011

Hi, I purchased some red flowering peach trees (prunus persica) and wondered if you could give me some good advice on planting spot and general care. Thanks in advance, Judy

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Full sun, good drainage, same pest and disease control program as orchard peach trees.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 11:19PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

For planting and aftercare tips, see link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Planting a Tree or Shrub

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 11:53PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

or ... much simpler.. roots down in the ground .. tree upwards..

ken

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 10:05AM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Make sure you have a dormant spray program and equipment, in addition to planting properly (not what one 'thinks' is properly, but actual properly).

Dan

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 11:12AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

"or ... much simpler.. roots down in the ground .. tree upwards..."

Fail! LOL

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 12:23PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Thanks for helping everyone. I was hoping since it wasn't a fruit producing tree I wouldn't have to spray. So should I spray or just let it be like all my other flowering cherry trees like the Okame and the Yoshino? Thanks, Judy

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 4:14PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

FIRST!!!!!

you said you bought a peach tree.. we all presumed you wanted to grow PEACHES... not just flowers ...

if you just want flowers.. you will probably have to spray much less than if you want fruit ..

so why dont we start over.. with you telling us what you want from the tree.. other than.. or in addition to... red flowers ...

i am thinking.. up here in MI.. there is some bug.. that would require spraying.. even if you did not care about the fruit ... but i gave up on peach trees many decades ago ....

ken

ps: what happened to SECOND????

pps: i hope she doesnt find out about flowering almond ... and want nuts.. lol ..

Here is a link that might be useful: much easier than peach for me ... and frankly.. irellevent to the OP ....

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 4:54PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

"we all presumed you wanted to grow PEACHES"

We all, who?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 10:15PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Sorry about that. When I have purchased trees they are always marked "fruit" or "flowering" so I figured everyone would know when I said flowering peach tree they knew it wasn't one that produced fruit. I apoligize for not being more clear. While searching the internet though I found an article that said to spray the flowering ones too and I thought it was kind of strange since it doesn't produce fruit. Thats why I posted here to see what all of you thought. Thanks, Judy

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 10:58PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

No problema. Dormant spray. What I said above.

Dan

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 11:36PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

See my previous post.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 1:38AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

'WE' in the sense of God and me.. and presumably the queen ...

ken

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 1:41PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

That's some pretty highfalutin' company you keep.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 1:42PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

but not quite impressive as hanging with you peeps ...

hows that.. a big wet sloppy one in the morning.. lol

but we apparently digress.. completely ..

good luck with your peach, petals ...

ken

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 11:43AM
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gardengal48

Peach trees, ornamental or not, can be plagued with various fungal and bacterial problems that can affect the health of the tree, regardless of whether or not it produces fruit. Similar to flowering or fruiting cherries in that regard, although those guys kinda grab the lion's share of disease issues :-) Dormant season spraying is well advised.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 2:05PM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Thanks a bunch everyone. I will definitely do the dormant spray to keep it healthy. Have a great spring!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 4:20PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

can be plagued with various fungal and bacterial problems that can affect the health of the tree, regardless of whether or not it produces fruit

===>>>> and that is what takes it from being an ORNAMENTAL.. to a pain in the keester ...

enjoy this one.. but i will bet you will think long and hard about another .. or a replacement ... somewhere down the road

that is why i gave up on them long ago ... worse than a high maintenance girl friend .. lol ..

in the royal sense.. WE wish you a good gardening year.. lol

ken

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 10:10AM
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