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Peaches are wide fast growing trees that require careful pruning and maintenance in order to produce good quality fruit. Their vibrant pink flowers in spring are charming and attractive to pollinators.

Latin Name

Prunus persica



Type of Plant

Fruits Fruits
Trees Trees

Bloom Season



Spring Spring
Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 25'
Max spread Max Spread: 25'


  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds


    Native Range

    Northwestern China


    George Washington was fond of peaches and mentions them often, and Martha Washington used them to make Genoa paste.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden Lower Garden Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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