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Houki Tree Peony

Will last for millennia
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Houki Tree Peony

Will last for millennia

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$59.99

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The Houki Tree Peony produces huge, sweetly fragrant, ruby-red flowers with vivid golden stamens on a perennial shrub in the beginning of May, before herbaceous peonies bloom. Its woody structure provides support for gigantic dinnerplate-sized flowers on a plant that grows from 4-5' tall. After they bloom, tree peonies provide structure to the garden with deep green leaves in summer, and bronze and purple foliage in fall. Native to China and cultivated for millennia, these deer-resistant plants thrive in Zones 4-9. Tree peonies can be grown further north, but they have substantial die-back and behave more like an herbaceous peony, sprouting from the base every year. Tree peonies grow slowly, producing 1-6" of new growth each year, and care should be taken not to prune them back like you would herbaceous peonies. The branches can be brittle—they are often referred to as woody shrubs—so they should be placed in an area with little traffic. Given well-drained soil and dappled sunlight, they will live for generations. Paeonia suffruiticosa ?Houki'
  • Zone 3-7
  • Height 4 - 5 feet

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Paeonia suffruticosa 'Houki'
    • Ships As: 5" POT
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
    • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
    • Spacing: 36 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
    • Flowering Date: Mid to late spring
    • Winter Care: None special, a mulch could be a good idea in the coldest zones the first winters
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: red
    • Flower Form: Semi double, 5-7" across
    • Foliage Type: deeply cut into large pointed lobes
    • Pruning: not necessary
    • Soil Requirement: well-drained, humus enriched
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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    When will my order ship?

    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
    5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
    7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
    8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
    9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
    Last Order Date Zones Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
    Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
    Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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