- Common Name: Tree Peony
- Synonyms: Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii, Paeonia delavayi var. ludlowii
- Position: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil: Moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
- Flowers: May
- Flower Colour: Yellow
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Habit: Large deciduous shrub
- Height & Spread: 300cm × 200cm
As featured on BBC Gardeners' World on 5th April 2019
One of the great architectural foliage shrubs with the bonus that it flowers too! Huge deeply cut apple green leaves, with red tinted stems and petioles. The flowers are about 7cm in diameter and are single yellow and are borne in quantity during May. These are followed by large seed pods which burst open ultimately to reveal grape sized glossy black seeds. Will form a large plant up to 3m high and across, but can be contained by regular pruning. A hugely effective and ornamental shrub.
How to plant and care for tree peonies
If you have never grown a tree peony before, or just need a few tips or reminders, read our care guide here!