White Chrysanthemum, 8-9 yr. old specimen Chinese rockii tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 白菊花 Bai Ju Hua
Notable characteristics: Flowers are white with a slight hint of light pink. They have dark purple-black flares at the petal base. The flowers fade to pure white after a day in bloom, so it is considered a white flowered cultivar. Majestic looking shrub when in full bloom. Fine foliage provide interest after the bloom season. Vigorous grower.
Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Northwest Gansu (rockii) group, Gansu province, classic cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, grows to 5' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Anemone, 8-10" and upward facing. Flowers held well above the foliage.
Flower fragrance: Spicy sweet. Very intoxicating.
Bloom time: Late-season Chinese 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: This 8-9 year old tree peony currently measures 4' tall and 4' wide with foliage, with twin woody trunks and numerous side branches in an open vase shape.
When we ship: Order now for Fall 2016 shipping. We will dig this plant and pack the roots with moist coconut fiber for shipping. Our success rate for shipping older plants is excellent. Over the years, some of our older tree peony specimens have been sent across the country via UPS with great results, so if you live far from our nursery, do not let this deter you from acquiring some of our older plants.
If you are within driving distance, this plant will be field dug in fall with the root ball protected and wrapped. Please call or email to discuss your interests and needs.