Prunus 'Peregrine' | Peach Tree
Peach 'Peregrine' - Prunus persica - 9L Pot
This low maintenance peach tree produces a green and crimson, white-fleshed fruit which is large and full of juice. This tree is hardy, reliable and a prolific fruiter. It is also self-fertilising, which means there is no need to purchase a pollination companion. Prunus persica Peregrine Peach Tree has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
- Flower Colour: pink
- Foliage Colour: green in spring/summer
- Approx. Growth Height: 4m (13ft)
- Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Arrives in a: 170cm carton
- Tree is approx. 1 year old with a 2 year old rootstock
- Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
- Harvesting Period: September
- Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Self pollinating: yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
- Uses: eating fresh, cooking, baking
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Exposure: sheltered
- Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
- Scented: barely
- Wildlife-friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- The fruit variety
- Soil type
- Planting position
Some varieties are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For example, a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of your plant, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.
Your plant’s soil and planting location will also affect its resulting size. Most need a good amount of sunshine to grow well (and also for their fruit to ripen with a high sugar content). Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for soil, with those growing in light sandy soils often growing more slowly, while those planted in rich, fertile soils being more vigorous.
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: neutral, loamy, sandy
- Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
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