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Paeonia delavayi

Paeonia delavayi (Delavayi Peony, Tree Peony)

is a small fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub with red flowers in early Summer, mid Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are rose shaped.
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It looks best in Summer and Spring.

Soil

Paeonia delavayi grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers high fertility.

Growth

This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 2.5m / 8.2ft and spread of 1.5m / 4.9ft. It can take 6-10 years to reach its ultimate height.

Leaves

The leaves are green in Spring and Summer. They are lobed in shape.

Exposure

The plant prefers a partially exposed situation.

Uses

City courtyard garden, cottage informal garden, flowering shrub, low maintenance, mixed shrub border and small garden/space.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include grafting.

-28°C / -18.4F 4.5 to 7.5 6-10 years 2.5m / 8.2ft 1.5m / 4.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Paeonia
Specific epithet ? delavayi
Common names
Delavayi Peony (Ireland), Tree Peony (Ireland)
IPNI details on Paeonia delavayi
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  • Always test your soil to find out if it is alkaline, neutral or acid using a soil kit from a Garden Centre before buying plants. You will save yourself a lot of money in the long run. Otherwise plants may die or struggle to survive or you will have to buy a lot of compost to create special beds.
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