Bonfire Flowering Peach Tree
Bonfire Flowering Peach Leaf
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Bonfire Flowering Peach Tree
Bonfire Flowering Peach Leaf
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 665
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 848
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 1281

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 5-6'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Bonfire Flowering Peach
Prunus persica 'Bonfire Flowering Peach'

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The Bonfire Flowering Peach tree is a petite ornamental tree with a big, bold personality. You can’t miss this tree when its branches are loaded with fragrant pink blossoms that shout, “Hello, Spring!” After the flowers fade, large burgundy leaves appear that make an even bigger impact. The long leaves droop gracefully from the branches like the foliage of a tropical plant you might see on a vacation to a faraway beach. You won’t get edible peaches from Bonfire, but you will get a flamboyant display of flowers and foliage that will satisfy your hunger for some drama in the landscape!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 5-6'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›

The Story

Peaches have been grown since ancient times.  They are native to China, but Europeans first encountered them in the Middle East, hence their inaccurate species name, persica, from Persia (now Iran).  As peaches moved westward, they became a privilege of the aristocracy in each new place they graced.  This ornamental variety came out of a University of Arkansas breeding program in the 1980s.  Seeds of a peach variety commonly used only as “understock” (roots that eating peaches are grafted onto) were sown in 1985, one of which spawned this beaut.

The Details

Capture the spotlight with this dwarf, compact growing tree that blooms with soft pink flowers in early spring. (The branches are absolutely covered with blooms!) Extraordinary deep burgundy leaves are just as impressive. What a plant, but no matter how much you talk to it, you still won’t get any peaches…sorry! (Maybe a few peaches, but they aren't edible.)

How to Grow

Peaches, unfortunately, have a long list of insect enemies and are usually short-lived trees.  Bonfire isn’t a good choice for a legacy or memorial tree, but as a life-of-the-party tree, it will give several years of enjoyment.  There really isn’t anything else like it.  The large, droopy, burgundy leaves give off a tropical vibe, and the pink flowers in spring are exquisite, causing many to overlook the short lifespan and enjoy the tree for however many years it decides to stay.  Give it full sun, regular water, and well-drained soil.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 6'
Avg Mature Width 5'
Spacing 5-6'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Burgundy/Bronze-Green
Fall Leaf Color Burgundy
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

30-36" tall and wide. This purple leafed ornamental peach is grafted at above 3'. The branching and canopy 30-36" wide. Grown in our #7 or #8 tree container at this size.

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Bonfire Flowering Peach Tree
Bonfire Flowering Peach Leaf
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 665
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 848
Bonfire Flowering Peach Additional Product Shot 1281