Belle Georgia Peach
The Belle of Georgia peach is an old-time favorite that produces brilliant red flowers each spring and large fruit in late August. The peaches are very firm and highly flavored, with creamy white freestone flesh tinged with red. While excellent for fresh eating, the fruit is widely used for desserts and canning.
The Belle of Georgia peach is available in standard and dwarf sizes. While it is self-fertile, planting more than one tree is recommending to ensure a good crop.
The belle of georgia peach can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–8.
The standard Belle of Georgia peach grows to a height of 15–25′ and a spread of around 8–20′ at maturity. The dwarf variety grows to a height of 8–10′.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The Belle of Georgia peach grows in sandy and well-drained soils. It is not drought-tolerant.
- Produces large, creamy white freestone fruit with a bright red cheek. The flesh is firm, white with a tinge of red, and highly flavored–ideal for eating, baking and canning.
- Yields ripe fruit typically in late August.
- Is self-fertile but provides a better crop when planted in multiples.
- Begins to bear large crops at ages 3–4 and reaches full potential at ages 8–12.
- Blooms in the spring, with a profusion of bright pink to brilliant red flowers.
- Is available in standard and dwarf sizes. Our standard Belle of Georgia seedlings are budded to Nemaguard rootstock, and our dwarf seedlings are grafted to Prunus besseyi (Sand Cherry). Dwarf trees should be staked to help them bear the weight of the fruit and prevent leaning.
- Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 800–850. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
- Grows in a rounded shape.
The fruit of peach trees are attractive to birds and squirrels
Green Giant Trees
Hardiness ZonesThe green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Sun PreferenceFull sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.