Notable characteristics: Giant sized, reddish pink blossoms to 8-9". Tall and upright habit, to 4' tall and 3' wide. Mid-season blooming. Yatsuka is a small village on the island of Shimane which is famous for its cultivation of tree peonies and ginseng. Introduced by Shigeru Kadowaki of Shimane prefecture in 1933.
Growth habit and size at maturity : Semi-spreading habit, grows to 4' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Heavy semi-double to full double blossoms to 8-9".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Mid-season Japanese tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 1 year old tree peonies have 1 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its second spring in the ground.