Where Can I Find A Peppermint Peach Tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington Beach, CA
Question by cvelardi
April 24, 2004
I recently traveled to Charleston, South Carolina. While I was there I saw the most remarkable, beautiful tree. The locals called it a Peppermint Peach tree that was one trunk with three different kinds of blossoms; white, pale pink and hot pink. Hence the peppermint description. Will this type of tree grow in Southern California's climate (I live in Huntington Beach, about 2 miles from the ocean) and where can I buy a Peppermint Peach tree?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2004


There actually is an ornamental peach tree (Prunus persica)called 'Peppermint', so named because of the variety of flower colors it produces on a single tree. This tree has the reputation of growing well in southern California. The only source I can find is L.E. Cooke Co., 26333 RD 140, Visalia, CA 93292; (800) 845-5193; fax (559) 732-3702.

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