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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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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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?