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Tree Peonies

Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring.

All tree peonies are prolific flowerers, creating a much admired display in April/May which is undoubtedly the reason they were so treasured in the gardens of Chinese emperors a thousand years ago.  

The tree peony is long lived and, tolerant of most soils even chalky gardens and undemanding to grow. Can reach up to 2.5 metres high but is usually smaller. Hardy in most gardens but try and avoid planting frost pockets where the late spring flowers could be damaged.  Plant in well prepared ground ideally in soil that is deeply dug and manured.  Full sun/part shade.

Can also be grown in a container.