Peach – Prunus persica Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Peach Botanical Name: Prunus persica, PROO-nus PUR-si-ca Decorative Life: 3-6 days. Flower Color: Pink, White Availability: Spring, Winter Family Roots: As a member of the Rosaceae (rose family), its relatives include rose, apple, plum, cotoneaster, geum, spirea and pear. Native to Eastern Asia, Japan. Personality: Small, delicate flowers along woody branches. Stems cut to various lengths. Plant is a deciduous tree, classed as a dicotyledon. Flowers have a slight fragrance. Storage Specifics: Unknown based on research although one author suggested 41F. Tidbits: Prunus is the classical name for plum. The specific epithet name “persica” means peach. Cut dormant branches can be forced into bloom by immersing them in 82F water for 12 hours, then placing them upright in opening solution at 59-64F and high humidity for 1-3 weeks.