White Jade Lion, Japanese tree peony
Name in romaji: Hakuojishi
Notable characteristics: Pure white blossoms. Semi-double flowers often have one or two petaloids amongst the stamens. This a very vigorous grower and prolific bloomer. Deer resistant. Herbicide, pesticide, and fungicide free. Grown in Connecticut.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Somewhat compact, semi-spreading habit, grows to 3.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Very large, semi-double blossoms to 10".
Flower fragrance: Spicy-sweet, slight.
Bloom time: Early-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 a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Order now for FALL 2017 shipping. We operate like a CSA (community supported agriculture) where payment in received in advance of the harvest, and the produce is reserved for the customer. Our produce is our nursery stock, which can only be harvested in the fall, when the current season's growth is complete.
About us: Cricket Hill Garden is a family owned and operated nursery founded in 1989 and based in Connecticut. We propagate and grow the vast majority of the plants we sell. Most garden centers and nurseries do the opposite of this, 'buying in' and reselling most plants they offer. Growing our own stock allows us to offer the rare and unusual plants we sell as well as provide the highest quality plants to the discerning gardener. We do not use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides in our nursery production.