Prunus persica 'Purpurea'
Description: The Peach plant has particularly lovely blossom of soft pink large flowers in spring. In addition this form has purple leaves emerging as the blossom fades and remains a purple leaved tree for the summer. Not a fruiting form but a decorative tree for sunny situation in any garden
Uses: As a specimen in a sunny smaller garden or in any sunny site in the garden.
Climate/Position: Open sunny position preferred to ensure best shape and flowering..
Height/Spread: 6 metres
Soil Requirements: Tolerant of most well drained soils including lime/chalky soils.
Additional Interest: The peach plant was first introduced to Britain by the Romans.