Sweet Green Ball, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 綠香球 Lv Xiang Qiu
Notable characteristics: Large buds unfurl into tight blossoms with light chartreuse green petals. Over the next few days, blossoms open into their final form; light pink crown from double flowers. Very fragrant. Vigorous grower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Central Plains cultivar group, bred by the Zhaolou Peony Garden, Heze, 1975.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and semi-spreading habit, grows to 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Large crown form double blossoms, to 8''.
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, very strong.
Bloom time: Late season Chinese tree peony, in our USDA zone 6A garden, blooms in the last 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.
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