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PlantFiles: Tree Paeony, Tree Peony
Paeonia delavayi

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: delavayi (del-uh-VAY-ee) (Info)

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DIRTYGIRL71 On May 1, 2009, DIRTYGIRL71 from Brandon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I want one of these trees!!! Anyone know if it will survive here in Florida?! zone 9

Positive tonks On Apr 18, 2005, tonks from Marietta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

i planted 5 tree peonies this year and 4 of them are doing splendidly! one even has a bud forming! i was shocked because i thought they would not bloom the first season after planting. one was damaged in shipment and is clinging to life and best case scenario will just be a season behind the others. any suggestions to save it?


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sacramento, California
Sebastopol, California
Marietta, Georgia
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
East Tawas, Michigan
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Elba, New York
Jay, New York

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