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Paeonia suffructicosa

This exquisite plant has huge fragrant semi-double bright yellow blooms with tightly packed petals.

The Tree Peony is the national flower of China and long revered as “The King of Flowers”. They are thought to represent good fortune love and prosperity. These great shrubs provide huge blooms against the unique peony leaves. Requires a cold wintering period to fully aid and promote new growth in Spring. Lots of lime improves the health and flowering ability of the Tree Peony so be generous with feeding. Flowering in Spring they make an impressive sight. Requires a part shade position.

Supplied as a bare rooted plant.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from early July.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Grows 40cm wide
  • Grows to 70cm-1m high
  • Spring-Summer

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-June to August, unless sold out.


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Botanical Name: Paeonia suffruiticosa
Family Name: Paeoniaceae
Plant Type: Deciduous woody shrub
Size: 2m H x 1m W
Flowering: Spring to Summer
Positioning: Full Sun to Semi Shade.
General Information: During the first year or so very small or no blooms are normal and it is best to remove them so the plant puts energy into establishing. Large blooms will follow in the years after.
Soil: Well drained, but will tend to flower better in a heavier type of soil. Add lots of organic matter for best results.
Watering: Keep well watered during the growing period.
Fertilising: Prepare the Soil: with blood and bone, or well-rotted compost (avoid fresh animal manure) prior to planting. Top dress with a 2 inch thick layer of pelletised chook manure and Dolomite Lime in Winter, and a good layer of blood and bone in Spring and Autumn.
Pruning: Remove old and broken branches.
Dislikes: Fresh animal manure, hot climates.
Pests: Botrytis can be a problem in spring, control with regular use of a commercial spray.
Tips: Protect from heavy frosts once new growth starts. Make sure that tree peonies are sheltered from strong winds.