Bonfire Peach is a truly unique fruiting ornamental with so many colorful characteristics! Your Bonfire Peach Tree (Prunus persica 'Bonfire') does produce fruit, but what you'll really value it for is its colorful foliage and three seasons of showy display!
The first thing you'll notice is the eye-catching rosy buds that appear in early spring. Those tiny buds soon burst forth into striking, bright pink flowers with deep-pink centers that virtually smother the branches in dynamic color. The effect is stunning in any landscape and sure to turn the heads of friends and neighbors!
When the spring show ends, it's only to introduce the summer foliage that presents a uniquely colorful appearance all season long. Long and tapered, each leaf of your Bonfire Peach emerges dark-red, transforming to a deep burgundy.
That same foliage takes on a gold tint for autumn! You may not readily notice the tiny fruits your Bonfire Peach provides, but a quick peek beneath the leaves will reveal the tiny, round treasures in late summer-early fall. The red-striated, white flesh is perfect for pies and canning, but is generally not eaten raw.
Bonfire Patio Peach trees are popular choices for seating areas and as a patio or sunny porch tree and are often noted for their use in that regard. Bonfire Peach is certainly a one-of-a-kind tree with 3-season of visual appeal, and sure to be a valued addition to your home.
Choose to keep it pruned as a tree or let grow into a deciduous shrub. Either way, one would be a lovely companion to other plants in your mixed-shrub border, or use as an accent along a perennial bed.
This would also be an excellent choice as a container plant for your patio and does well even in urban environments. Balcony and rooftop gardeners can enjoy this delightfully petite ornamental!
Tuck a pair welcoming you at the entrance to your pathways or driveway, or stand a pair of potted sentries to welcome guests at your entry. Patios and terraces in the sun are perfect for these smaller trees!
Highlight on a berm or as a focal point in your front gardens where the entire neighborhood can enjoy the spring, summer and fall show!
This Peach cultivar is actually a small shrub that has an oval to rounded habit and is equally as lovely whether left to grow naturally in a shrub form or pruned as a tree. Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 8, these are tolerant of urban conditions and widely adaptable.
Best in full sun where it can bask in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Like its full-sized fruit tree cousins, Bonfire prefers rich, moist and slightly acidic, well-drained soil, add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
Requiring consistent, moderate moisture, especially during summers and especially if potted in containers, be sure to not allow your tree to dry out too much between waterings. Be sure your containers also have adequate drainage holes as these do not like soggy roots.
A generous layer of mulch over the top of the roots to retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root ball from heat and chill.
Kick your summer off right by ordering your own Bonfire Peach Tree today! For adorable flowers and fruit, plus a colorful tree, head over to NatureHills.com today to place an order before these high-quality ornamentals are gone!
Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect a young peach tree to begin fruiting by the 3rd year after you plant it.
Be sure to plant your peach in a sunny and well-drained location. Once your Bonfire (Prunus persica 'Bonfire') has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Peach trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more.
All peach trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one peach tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!
Bonfires are typically ready to harvest in July. Keep in mind exact harvest times are subject to change depending on the hardiness zones they’re being grown in.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new peach tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
Bareroot peach trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown peach trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for peach trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely peach tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.
Shop the selection of mature peach trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Bonfire Peach Tree today.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Bonfire Peach Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Bonfire'|
|Rootstock||Prunus persica 'Lovell'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|