Sweet Bonfire Peach Features Outstanding Color
- Spring Floral Display
- Summer and Fall Foliage Color
- Great for Containers
- Wonderful Landscape Appearance
- Late Season
If you want to stand out from the pack, this sweet "Edible Ornamental" is a great option to take a closer look at. People across the country just love the Bonfire Peach tree (Prunus persica 'Bonfire')! In a very small space, you get access to a wonderful patio peach tree with simply outstanding ornamental features.
You'll love this petite tree all year long. From its lovely form in winter, to the impossibly pink flowers in spring, to its sweet, fuzzy peach orbs to the deliciously deep foliage - this tree has it all!
Bonfire is a very popular ornamental peach tree or deciduous shrub. This valuable plant that can be used in the ground, or an an excellent container plant for your patio.
It produces pretty peaches that can be canned or baked into delicious desserts. The fruit is white fleshed with red striations. The flesh turns red when cooked and will add a lovely color contrast to baked goods.
The ornamental qualities of the Bonfire can't be overstated. In early spring, vibrant blooms burst forth into striking, bright double pink flowers with deep pink centers. The flowers liberally frost the branches in dynamic color. The effect is stunning in any landscape and sure to turn the heads of friends and neighbors.
The ornamental value of the Bonfire Peach continues into the spring and summer. After flowering, the summer foliage emerges with shiny, long, dark red leaves.
Cute little peaches start to develop along the branches. Kids would absolutely love watching this sweet little tree! They'll eagerly await their turn in the kitchen helping make (and eat!) peach pie or cobber in late summer or early fall.
Gradually this dramatic foliage turns to a deep burgundy which remains until leaf drop in the fall. Even in winter, the elegant form of this tree captures attention.
Bonfire Peach is a one-of-a-kind peach tree with 4-season appeal, and sure to be a valued addition to your home. Order yours today!
How to Use Bonfire Peach Tree in the Landscape
Use this pretty peach as a lovely companion to other plants in your shrub border or as an accent in a perennial bed. The Bonfire Peach is also an excellent choice as a container plant for your patio.
Or, for the more adventurous, try a pair of them on either side of your front door. They'll welcome guests with a huge amount of stylish panache. Bonfire is bold enough to complement any style architecture, no matter if it's traditional or modern.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Bonfire patio peach will grow best when planted in the ground in full sun. However, if you'd like to grow it in a container, please use a very large decorative container with large drainage holes.
This Peach cultivar is actually a genetic dwarf shrub that has an oval to rounded habit. It is lovely whether left to grow naturally in a shrub form with the lower branches left on. Or, prune those lower limbs back to the main trunk and grow it as a small formal tree.
For a miniature fruit orchard, add the Bonfire Peach tree to other genetic dwarf fruit trees like Honey Babe Peach or Garden Delight Nectarine. You'll create a "right sized" edible garden of miniatures with beautiful spring blooms and a successive ripening of fruit.
When contrasted with the rich bright pinks flowers of other genetic dwarfs the effect is brilliant. The standout appeal of the Bonfire's flower and red foliage will always be appreciated.
The landscape value of the Bonfire Peach cannot be understated. Order yours today!
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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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|Botanical Name||Prunus persica 'Bonfire'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Slightly Acidic|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Fruiting Time||Late Season|