Growing sun-ripened, homegrown peaches is easier than you might think. Not only do peach trees produce mouthwatering fruits, but they are also quite ornamental, with pretty spring blossoms and attractive foliage. When selecting peach trees to grow in the home garden, first consider your grow zone or hardiness zone. Some peach trees are cold hardy and perform well in northern gardens, while others grow best in the South. Peach trees require full sun, or six or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Standard peach trees are taller and often require ladders for picking and pruning. Dwarf varieties take up less space. Next consider whether the peach variety is a clingstone or freestone. For canning, freestones are often preferred. Other considerations are yields and flavor.