Peonies forum: why my tree peony aborting bud? help!

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Name: Yan H
Westminster, MD (Zone 6b)
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huang049
Mar 15, 2016 5:56 PM CST
I just found out one of my tree peony is aborting it's bud, it still had couple of the flower buds on the tree but the size of the bud are changing, any one know what will do it to tree peony???
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 15, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Is this a new tree that hasn't bloomed before, Yan?
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2016 6:28 PM CST

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It can be weather factors such as timing of bud development and cold weather or extremely wet weather timed with a certain stage of bud development.
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Name: Yan H
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huang049
Mar 15, 2016 7:00 PM CST
No, Liz, this tree peony is about 8 years old, had been a good performer every year. I don't know what factors will make a mature tree do so, I had no changed anything to take care of it, same regiment just like every year.
And I google it online, found a lot of different answers, I don't know what to do to help it. Crying
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Mar 15, 2016 7:19 PM CST
What has changed? Did you have a much milder/worse/drier/wetter winter? It would seem environmental reason are the most likely culprit, like Tracey said. Too cold weather at a critical time...maybe?
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Name: Yan H
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huang049
Mar 15, 2016 7:28 PM CST
magnolialover said:It can be weather factors such as timing of bud development and cold weather or extremely wet weather timed with a certain stage of bud development.

Tracy,
I found just this TP is aborting buds, it's a Chinese variety ( normally the Chinese one will be the earliest TP to bloom), I had to wait and see how the Japanese one doing, may be by another two weeks I can tell by then.
As long as it's not dying I will be ok.lol

Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2016 7:36 PM CST

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Sometimes a bud will abort. It doesn't mean the entire plant is at stake. It is unfortunate, because we always want to see every last bloom we can. Your plant is likely very healthy. Some year's weather conditions are more forgiving than others. Liz knows this all too well.
Tracey
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Name: Yan H
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huang049
Mar 15, 2016 7:38 PM CST
We did had a very mild Fall & Winter, only couple weeks of cold weather, is that what tricked it?

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