Cricket Hill Garden
Yoshino River, Japanese tree peony
Name in romaji: Yoshino Gawa
Notable characteristics: Wind blown silken petals are uniformly the lightest shade of pink. Rose-form semi-double flowers leave the dark red sheath of the sigmas exposed, contrasting with the soft shade color of the petals. Flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Somewhat compact habit, grows to 3.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double blossoms to 8".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Early-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in 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: FALL 2020.
We will dig this plant and pack the roots with moist coconut fiber for shipping. Our success rate for shipping older plants is excellent. Over the years, some of our older tree peony specimens have been sent across the country via UPS with great results, so if you live far from our nursery, do not let this deter you from acquiring some of our older plants.
If you are within driving distance, this plant will be field dug in fall with the root ball protected and wrapped. Please call or email to discuss your interests and needs.