Linda Ragland creates a colorful garden at her mountainside home.
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The plant: This dwarf, ornamental peach has extremely long, dark burgundy leaves in spring and summer, preceded by very striking double pink flowers in spring. The deciduous tree may set a few fruits, but the main attraction is the foliage. Mature height is six feet. Hardy in USDA Zones 3-9.
How to use it: Nice for large containers or to combine with evergreens in a shrub or tree border.
Cultivation: Grow in ordinary soil in full sun.
Source: Trees Direct Online