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Terute-shiro

Prunus persica
Terute-shiro white flowering peach
Terute-shiro is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Terute-shiro (also known as Terute White) is an unusual ornamental flowering peach.  While fruiting peach trees always have deep red blossom, Terute-shiro has solid white semi-double blossom

It flowers in early spring - late February or early March.

Terute-shiro grows with a compact upright form. It can be grown alongside its sister trees, since they all have a similar form, but different blossom colours.

Although grown purely for its ornamental appeal, Terute-shiro may sometimes produce a small crop of small peaches.

Terute-shiro flowering peach trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £53.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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History

Although relatively unknown in Western Europe, in China and Japan flowering peach trees have been popular for thousands of years.

Teruteshiro was developed in Japan in the 1980s, from two other ornamental peach varieties, Houki Momo crossed with Sansetsu Shidare.  These all have an upright form.

Terute-shiro characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthFebruary
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Terute-beni
    Prunus persica
    Terute-beni
    Terute-beni is an ornamental flowering peach, featuring deep red semi-double flowers in early spring.
  • See also Terute-momo
    Prunus persica
    Terute-momo
    Terute-momo is an ornamental flowering peach, featuring light pink semi-double flowers in early spring.