General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 - 5 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Parentage: Paeonia jishanensis x Paeonia rockii

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Common names
  • Tree Peony
  • Moutan
  • Peony
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Paeonia x suffruticosa
  • Synonym: Paeonia szechuanica
  • Synonym: Paeonia decomposita
  • Synonym: Paeonia x suffruticosa subsp. suffruticosa

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Location: My garden
Date: May 18, 2019

Date: 2016-04-22
Location: Home
Date: 2017-04-12
Tag, was simply No. 27.
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2010-5-06
Bloom Day 2
Location: Northern Virginia 
Date: 2018-05-03
2018: after 3 day full bloom--gone

Date: 2016-04-20
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-05-21
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2023-09-15
Tree Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa) mature seed pods and seeds.
Location: Northville, Michigan
Date: 2019-05-26

Date: 2016-04-20

Date: 2016-04-23
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-05-11
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2022-05-09
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2022-05-21

Date: 2009-04-04
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-05-05

Credit SGS
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-03-22

Date: 2009-04-04
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-06-01
Seedling of Yachiyo tsubaki
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-05-18
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-10-07
Location: Home
Date: 2021-06-02
Hopefully, a 'Shimadaijin'.

Date: 2008-04-21
Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-05-09
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-01
In a friends garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-01
In a friends garden

Date: c. 1938
photo from the 1938 catalog, Bobbink & Atkins, Rutherford, New Je
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In a friends garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-04-26
In a friends garden

Date: 2012-04-26
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-04-26
In a friends garden

Date: 2011-04-08
Photo courtesy of: Bambo
Location: CZ Zatec
Date: 4000-05-18
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-10-07
Location: the first image from the registration of paeonia suffruticosa
Date: 2015-01-01
Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews, Bot. Repos. 6: t. 373. 1804
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: Botanical magazine 47: t. 2175, Paeonia moutan var. papaveracea 1820
Author Sims
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2010-5-04
Bloom day 1

Date: 2009-04-05
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither

Date: 2011-02-07
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In a friend's garden

Date: 2009-04-30
Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-04-26
In a friends garden

Date: 2012-05-01
Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh

Date: 2011-04-08
Photo courtesy of: Bambo

Date: 2008-01-27
Photo courtesy of: Italo
Uploaded by janwax

Date: 2012-05-02
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-02
In a friend's garden

Date: 2013-05-20
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-05-22
Moved last autumn
Location: Chicago Botanical Gardens
Date: 2013-05-22
Location: Chicago Botanical Gardens
Date: 2013-05-09
Location: Chicago Botanical Gardens
Date: 2013-05-22

Credit florum

Date: 2008-04-21
Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-01
In a friends garden

Date: 2009-04-05
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither

Date: 2011-02-22
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither

Date: 2009-04-04
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither

Date: 2009-04-05
Photo courtesy of: James Gaither
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-05-10

Date: 2008-04-21
Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh

Date: 2012-03-04
Photo courtesy of: Manuel

Date: 2011-04-08
Photo courtesy of: Bambo

Date: 2005-11-13
Photo courtesy of: Eric Hunt
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jerseyridgearts On May 8, 2015 Bloomed
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AndreA33 On April 19, 2016 Transplanted
Une rouge, une blanche et une rose achetées chez Lidl le 20/05:2015
MrsBinWY On October 2, 2021 Transplanted
On 10-2-2021, planted the 1st seedling in back side yard, next to new bed of Chinese Trumpet Lily seedlings & planted the 2nd seedling in the front yard between pear tree and Mountain Ash stump, closer to stump
MrsBinWY On March 5, 2021 Seeds germinated
Brought container back in on 2-2-2021. Poking around in the container on 2-12-2021, found 1 more seed (a floater) had sent its radical down. Hope to see a leaf (plumule?) one day soon. Another plumule (from a sinker, not the floater on which I observed a radical) was fully emerged 3-5-2021 when I got back from Montana. Potted it up (lots of roots) on 3-7-2021. Refridged the container on 5-2-2021. Unfridged on 8-7-2021.
MrsBinWY On June 14, 2020 Seeds germinated
1 showing (one of the floaters) when unfridged 6-14-20 - pricked out and potted up same day. No others emerged, so back outside 9-6-20 for another cold treatment.
MrsBinWY On December 14, 2019 Seeds sown
6 seeds (all) from maxx2's 2019G in milk jug. Just barely filed seed coats & soaked 24 hours (3 floaters, 3 sinkers). Give 3 months of warm, moist stratification (room temp) & 3 months of cold, moist stratification (fridge). Fridged 3-13-20.
ShawnSteve On January 3, 2021 Seeds sown
Warm soak. Any "floaters" may be slightly filed. Or, I just may gently file, all of them. Sourced from vendor, Peony Envy.
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