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Prunus persica 'Garden Lady' (F)
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peach 'Garden Lady'

A naturally dwarf peach well-suited to container cultivation. Pretty pink flowers in early spring are followed in late summer by sweet, juicy, yellow-fleshed, red- and yellow-skinned fruit. It is self-fertile and fruits from an early age

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green Red Yellow
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist, but well-drained soil in full sun, or in a large container (45-50cm across) in loam-based compost, or a 2:1 mix of multipurpose compost and grit or perlite. Take pots under cover, or cover with horticultural fleece, in early spring to protect flowers from frosts. Hand pollination may be needed if insects are scarce. See Fruit in containers

Propagation

Propagate by grafting onto rootstocks for fruit or can be propagated by seed, although the fruit from the seedlings is likely to be inferior in flavour to the parent. Seed-raised trees take four to five years to bear fruit

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1; dwarf cultivars need little or no pruning

Pests

Glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, and scale insects may be problematic. Squirrels may damage fruit

Diseases

Protect peaches against peach leaf curl by taking plants under glass, or covering the plant from autumn to spring. Bacterial canker, silver leaf, brown rot and blossom wilt diseases may cause problems

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