PAEONIA suffruticosa red

Commonly known as Japanese tree paeony, Moutan

Tree Paeonies

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Dark green leaves with leaflets deeply cut into pointed lobes.
  • Red
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright sparsely branched shrub
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

PAEONIA suffruticosa red

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Brought into Japan in the 17th century
    Pests & Diseases
    Eelworms, swift moth larvae, viruses, peony grey mould, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
    15-30cm (6-12in) across
    Cup-shaped
    15-30cm (6-12in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (May be a skin irritant to pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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