Container gardening is such a treat with Peach Sorbet™! This splendid BrazelBerry® is beautiful year-round, but its most dramatic season is undoubtedly spring, when it bursts into leaf with 4 distinct colors: peach, pink, orange, and green. Sometimes all these colors are present on the same leaf, creating a confetti-like effect of bright, cheery hues in the sunny garden or on the deck, balcony, or patio!
In summer, white blooms dot the foliage, followed by a generous crop of plump, juicy, richly flavored berries. You might think the show is finally over, but as soon as the cooler weather of fall arrives, the foliage changes color again. This time the leaves sport deep purple, plum, and magenta tones among the rich green. These tones persist well into winter, making this shrub just as showy as it is delicious!
The BrazelBerries® are a collection of edible ornamentals with ever-changing foliage colors, small plant sizes (just right for containers!), and plenty of yummy fruit! Developed by the Brazelton family of Oregon, these new cultivars are self-pollinating, so you need plant only one of any of the varieties for fruit. But chances are, once you see the BrazelBerries® in your garden, you'll simply have to have several! Enjoy the latest and most exciting phenomenon in edible ornamentals.
Peach Sorbet™ reaches just 2 to 3 feet high and spreads 2 feet wide -- a good size for a mid to large container or a smaller garden spot. It loves well-drained, rich soil and full sunshine, attracting butterflies with its spring blooms and birds with its tempting berries. You will find it attractive every month of the year!
Peach Sorbet™ is also dependable and easy to grow. It loves acidic, well-draining soil (pH 4.5 - 5.5 is best) in full sunshine everywhere but the hottest climates (where it appreciates some afternoon shade). In mid spring, prune away the stems that haven't put on any new growth. For the best fruiting, feed the plant in early spring and again later in the season, using Azalea food (or other acid-loving plant food), and adding in coffee grounds and blood meal if you can. Water it often (daily if in containers). Since this perennial will spread year after year, be sure and choose a large enough container to give it room grow! That's all there is to it! Get ready to enjoy an abundance of delectable berries and showy foliage! Zones 5 to 10.0.