Green Leaf Patio Peach Tree
The white freestone fruit matures in early autumn.
Green Leaf is naturally dwarf, so it will never exceed its modest size (in large containers or the sunny border, it can reach 5 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide). Well-branched and dense, it is a handsome addition to any display.
In mid-spring, Green Leaf covers itself in double pink blooms, wonderfully fragrant and quite long-lastingl The blooms are stunning, and would be reason enough to find a place of honor for this shrub. But they are quickly followed by masses of tiny green fruit, which mature all summer and are finally ready for picking in early autumn in most climates.
Green Leaf sets white-fleshed, freestone peaches, with a nicely blushed skin. Best eaten fresh, they are tender, juicy, and simply delectable. Expect a good crop for many years to come!
And this peach is highly disease-resistant, making it very low maintenance and gorgeous from spring through fall. It stands up to heat, humidity, intense sunlight, and even drought very nicely. It is deciduous, so in winter it presents a bare silhouette. If you live north of its zone 5 hardiness range, be sure to bring it indoors or into a warmer location for winter.
For fragrance, beauty, and fruit, all right on the patio, porch, or balcony, Green Leaf is unbeatable! Add this shrub to your landscape this season. Zones 5-8.
|Variety||Green Leaf Patio Peach|
|Item Form||Trees and shrubs|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring - Late Spring|
|Plant Height||5 ft|
|Plant Width||4 ft - 6 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Light Pink|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Scorching|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Cuisine, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington|
The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!
It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.
And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.
The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.