King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony
King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony
King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony

King of Flowers, Japanese tree peony

$ 79.00

Name in Japanese & romaji: 花王 Kao

Notable characteristics: 
Enormous vibrant reddish-purple flowers, held up on strong red stems.

Area of origin, year introduced:1932 in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Shimane is a famous center for tree peony cultivation located along the south west coast of the Japanese mainland.

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 double, 8-10".

Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet.

Bloom time: Mid- to late season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the last week of May.

Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.


Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem, with offshoot buds, and a well developed root system. Size of plant with foliage the first year is 12-18" tall.Likely to bloom the second year in ground. 

2 yr. old  tree peonies have a larger root system, and 1-2 woody stems. This one may bloom its first spring in the ground, or will wait until the second spring. These will be ready for fall shipping.

When we ship:  Reserve for SPRING 2019 shipping to all USDA zone 4-8. USDA ZONE 9 CAN SHIP DEC.-FEB. for planting in cool weather.


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