(Five Continents.) Semidouble pure white flowers; the petals have a ragged edge. Blooms are exceptionally large, up to 10in across.
The Tree Peony (P. suffruticosa) is one of the most glorious shrubs known to man. Its huge, silky flowers are similar to those of herbaceous Peonies, but the range of color runs from pure white through pinks and reds into lavender and yellow. Mature plants reach 4-5ft and carry up to 50 of these exquisite blooms.
Tree Peonies grow best in full sun or partial shade (required in the South and warm areas of western Zone 9) and evenly moist but well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral. We ship 3-year-old, grafted, 12-18in bareroot plants. They take a year or two to show what they can do but are more than worth the wait.