All Things Gardening forum: Peppermint Peach Tree starting to go gang-busters

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 1, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Here is a picture of my Peppermint Peach Tree starting to go gang-busters. I love the blooms on this tree. No two are alike!

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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Mar 1, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Oh, That's beautiful! I had a small one of those and didn't think I had room to squeeze it in anywhere and gave it away. I was stupid...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 1, 2012 11:10 AM CST
They do get pretty large. There is a video of a quite nice sized on at this link, I didn't know they got so large!

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 1, 2012 12:41 PM CST
There is also an incredible picture of this tree at this link. Love the way different branches carry different color traits!! I am noticing this trait on my tree too. Very curious as to what makes some branches go all red, some white striped red, and some pink. This happens on new branches as well as old. By the way, this is an ornamental tree, to my knowledge it gets no fruit, although I did see one post where the guy said his gets fruit, but it is not edible.

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 1, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Alan your tree is so pretty, and the link photo was beautiful, I would love to be able to grow one here.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 4, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Gorgeous. And the color variation is amazing.

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kareoke
Mar 4, 2012 7:09 AM CST
I have never heard of this tree, it is beautiful, do do you start one , or I should ask where can I get one for my daughter who just purchased a home with 20 aches in Tn.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 4, 2012 7:43 AM CST
They do well in TN. Thumbs up

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Mar 4, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Alan my sister lives in Phoenix , would it do well by her ? Do they need lots of water?
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virginiarose
Mar 4, 2012 6:05 PM CST
Beautiful Tree, sounds a little picky or is it? Long lasting flowers is one thing I really like! I found more information but I don't know my heat zone. Blinking
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Name: Brad Orr
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Bradimus
Oct 12, 2014 8:29 PM CST
I know this sounds crazy, but my ornamental peppermint peach tree produced a small sweet fruit this year! Any thoughts or comments on how this happened, or if it is even possible......... mind blown!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 14, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Even though ornamental flowering trees are bred for their showy flowers, they still come from fruit trees originally. So it's always possible you'll get fruit. My mother had those dark purple-leafed flowering plums at her place and every few years for no predictable reason she would have little plums on it. Right across the driveway she had huge flowering cherries with the big pink pompom flowers and they never ever made fruit.

Might depend on the weather, wind direction when the flowers are blooming if there is another tree to pollinate it or lots of other factors. I wouldn't set my heart on getting a crop of nice little peaches very often, though.
Elaine

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