Cricket Hill Garden
Emperor's Bright Treasure, Japanese tree peony
Name in Japanese and romaji: 明皇寶 Meikoho
Notable characteristics: Large, ruffled, flowers have petals which curl upward. A highly rated classical Japanese tree peony. Deer resistant.
Hybridizer, year introduced: The origins of this cultivar are unknown. It dates to before 1931.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 3.5' wide.
Flower form and size: Ruffled, semi-double, 8".
Flower fragrance: Very light, sweet.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with side buds, and a well developed root system. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring.
When we ship: Shipping fall 2021.