Hybrid suffruticosa, Tree Peony
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kamata-nishiki'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: suffruticosa (suf-roo-tee-KO-sa) (Info)
Cultivar: Kamata-nishiki
Additional cultivar information:(aka Kamatanishiki)
Hybridized by Chugai Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1929
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anchorage, Alaska

Auburn, California

Oxford, Connecticut

Winnetka, Illinois

Lafayette, Indiana

Dubuque, Iowa

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Saint Louis, Missouri

Port Washington, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 3, 2015, RrrrrGrrrr from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have had a kamatanishiki tree peony for about ten years. It blooms reliably each year. It is quite beautiful, but the branches are brittle and sometimes break due to their own weight. I should probably stake or prune it, but left to its own devices it gets along fine.

Positive

On Jun 21, 2006, mariajose from Lafayette, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered this plant in April 2004. It was mailed in a box that was too short for it, therefore the stem was bent but healthy. Two years later it exploded in size and produced two flowers. The blooms measured several inches across, were pink with a lilac cast. Very beautiful plant.