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Paeonia suffruticosa, Tree Peony
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Georges Paul'

Paeonia suffruticosa

Tree Peony
Family: Paeoniaceae
Origin: China
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Paeonia suffruticosa is a deciduous, woody shrub that typically grows 3-5' tall with a 4' spread. The true species features large flowers (6-8" across) with pink to white petals, each petal having a purple basal patch. Many cultivars of this species have been developed, with a wide range of petal colors including red, pink, purple, white and yellow. Cultivar flower forms range from single to semi-double to double.

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