Hardy Peach


I live in middle England (UK) I have a seedling peach which I discovered growing in my garden last Spring 2017. The plant has stood outside almost 12 months now and has not lost a leaf. It has survived rain, sleet, snow and temperatures as low as -12C and wind chill down to -13C.  It is March in 2 days and the plant has already started producing new growth , which has not been affected by the cold. It does look sad during cold spells but is quick to recover. I wonder whether it might be an evergreen peach . What do you think ? I would appreciate your comments. No one in England can answer this. Kind regards.



Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners with this interesting question.

Without a photo it is difficult to know exactly what type of peach tree you have. You might consider contacting  the Master Gardener group in England at this website: mastergardeners.org.uk. The website will direct you to your nearest Master Gardener group.

From my research I found that the Evergreen peach, Prunus persica L. Batsch is a deciduous tree, which grows to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It flowers in April, and the seeds ripen from July to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite, meaning that they have both male and female organs and are pollinated by bees.
This particular tree grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained light (sandy), medium (loamy) or heavy (clay) soil and can tolerate both acidic and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade.

I hope this is helpful.