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Prunus persica Corinthian hybrids

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PROO-nus PER-se-kuh
Description

Beautiful ornamental flowering peaches with smooth gray bark.  Tolerates only morning sun in southern states.  Works well as an accent plant, specimen, or in a mass planting.

Wildlife Value:  Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.

Form: Upright, narrow, columnar

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Corinthian Mauve'
  • 'Corinthian Pink' - red leaves, pink flowers
  • 'Corinthian Rose' - red leaves, medium pink flowers
  • 'Corinthian White'
  • 'Pillar'
'Corinthian Mauve', 'Corinthian Pink' - red leaves, pink flowers, 'Corinthian Rose' - red leaves, medium pink flowers, 'Corinthian White', 'Pillar'
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#specimen#wildlife plant#accent plant#mass planting#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Corinthian Mauve'
  • 'Corinthian Pink' - red leaves, pink flowers
  • 'Corinthian Rose' - red leaves, medium pink flowers
  • 'Corinthian White'
  • 'Pillar'
'Corinthian Mauve', 'Corinthian Pink' - red leaves, pink flowers, 'Corinthian Rose' - red leaves, medium pink flowers, 'Corinthian White', 'Pillar'
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#specimen#wildlife plant#accent plant#mass planting#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    persica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    White, fragrant white to pink double flowers in spring; not grown for fruit
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3 to 6 in. alternate, simple leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses