Plant Family Guides: Prunus - Fruit Trees Plant-Family Guides
Beautiful spring flowers, lush foliage through summer, juicy fruits, golden fall color - Peach or nectarine trees (Prunus persica) are a beautiful sight across seasons. Widely popular for their sweet fruits, they require more severe pruning than most other fruit trees but the extra work pays off in bountiful, juicy, homegrown peaches.
Prunus avium (Sweet Cherry) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. The federal government has estimated that nearly 25 percent of the 20,000 plant species native to North America are at risk of extinction, many of these through habitat loss. You can help reverse this trend by planting great native plants in your garden.
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