Tree Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Shima-nishiki') in the Peonies Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Shimanishiki

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Cultivar Group (Type): Suffruticosa Tree Peony
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Color: Red
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White
Flower color description: Red and white striping. Stigmas and sheath are red.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36-48 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Other: grafting
Parentage: Sport of: Taiyo

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By Cem9165
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: Early spring
By LarryR
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2011-09-13
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Date: 2008-04-21Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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By Ticker
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Location: Part Shade Zone 6Date: 2011-05-24
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Date: 2015-05-08
By debsroots
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Date: 2008-04-21Photo courtesy of: TANAKA Juuyoh
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Location: Part Shade Zone 6Date: 2011-05-24
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Location: Part Shade Zone 6Date: 2011-05-24
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Photo Courtesy of Nate Bremer at Solaris Farms. Used with Permiss
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: mid winter 2013The pea-sized seeds have a very hard coat.
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2016-05-24
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Location: Part Shade Zone 6Date: 2011-05-13
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2013-02-09The starburst seed head is quite decorative either plain or color
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Comments:
Posted by LizinElizabeth (Elizabeth Colorado - Zone 4b) on Dec 18, 2015 10:20 PM

This tree peony typically starts out with solid color blooms but will produce striped blooms as the plant matures. There can be striped and solid colored flowers blooming on this plant at the same time!

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan) on Apr 15, 2018 7:27 AM

"Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shima-Nishiki', (2-DB-R) Japanese Tree Peony, (Japanese, Botan), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Short, semi-double, red and white candy striped petals, yellow stamens, red tipped carpels, slight fragrance, early bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5b-6.

Occasionally produces a solid red bloom. It has no fixed form. A very full semi-double, almost double. A bud mutation of Taiyo."

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