Scientific Name: Paeonia suffruticosa
Common Name: tree peony
Family Name: Paeoniaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Tall background, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Biternate, Obovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Red, Dark-red, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Follicle, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Stems mostly sturdy, becoming brown and somewhat woody, and >1m tall; leaves large, twice ternate with (some) lobed or incised leaflets; flowers large (>15cm wide) in summer; Fruit an aggregate of four or more follicles.