Flowering peach trees are wonderful plants for any home gardener to grow. They provide not only sweet, juicy peaches for your family to consume during the fruit season but also grace your property with its wonderful foliage and blooms. However, you should keep in mind that peach trees are best when grown in warmer regions, as they cannot withstand freezing temperatures. If you are contemplating growing your own flowering peach tree, you will no doubt want to obtain information on several varieties.
In general, the flowers of any type of peach tree bloom during the spring. Some may even begin to appear prior to spring, before any leaf foliage even grows. Flowers range in amazing colors of pink, red or white, which helps to catch the eye of anyone passing by the tree.
It is best to grow a flowering peach tree in a region that experiences warm temperatures throughout the year. This is why they tend to do very well in areas such as Florida and southern California. The trees need full, directly sunlight and a more porous type of soil that is well draining but not kept overly wet. Sand is a great addition to the soil in which a flowering peach tree is planted.
Flowering peach trees are actually hybrid plants that come in a good variety, including the white flowering peach tree, peppermint flowering peach tree, red flowering peach and pink flowering peach tree. The blooms on each of these trees are exquisite and grow in delicate graceful bunches. Colors can range from ivory white, to red, to a deep, almost hot pink shade. Blooms will last around two weeks or longer and can actually begin to show as early as January.
In general, flowering peach trees can grow to heights of about 20 feet and a width that is equivalent. They are best when used as landscaping plants, as they will draw the attention of your neighbors and passersby.