Cricket Hill Garden
Paeonia suffruticosa, 'Black Dragon Holds a Splendid Flower' Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 烏龍捧盛 Wu Long Peng Sheng
Notable characteristics: On mature blossoms, light cream carpels often appear in striking contrast to the very dark, magenta-pink petals. Highly recommended for beginning a tree peony collection. Very vigorous grower. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains group, Luoyang city, historical cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading, grows to 5' tall and 5' wide.
Flower form and size: Semi-double to anemone, 8". Very floriferous cultivar.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-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: 1 year old tree peonies have at least 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.
When we ship: FALL 2022. Ordering for this tree peony will open in MAY 2022. If you would like an email notification for when this tree peony is back in stock, please sign up with the button below.