Phoenix White, 10 yr. old Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 鳳丹白 Feng Dan Bai
Notable characteristics: Flowers float like silk on top of the leaves. This is a cultivated variety of the wild species tree peony Paeonia ostii. Planted in shadier areas it will still grow and flower well.
Phoenix White has been grown for at least 500 years in central China as an ornamental and medical plant. The roots of this tree peony are used in traditional Chinese medicine. They possess "yin" qualities and are used in combination with other herbs to treat a range of maladies.
Place of origin: Ancient variety from Tongling County in Anhui Province, China.
Growth habit and size at maturity : Erect, reaches 5'. Very strong and fast growing.
Flower form and size: Single, 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Dense, sweet.
Bloom time: Early season Chinese 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: This is a 10 yr. specimen tree peony that is ready to take a place of prominence in your garden. A large plant with a big impact. Multiple woody stems, with many buds set for spring bloom. This plant, without leaves, measuring just the wood, is 36-42 inches tall, in a multi- stemmed form. With foliage in springtime, it will be 4+ ft. tall and about 3+ ft. wide.
When we ship: Ready to ship now for planting in zone 9 or in early spring for other USDA zones.