Yu Ban's White, Chinese tree peony
Name in Chinese and pin yin: 玉版白 Yu Ban Bai
Notable characteristics: This classical Chinese tree peony has upward facing white flowers with some light pink undertones when they first open. A few white petaloids appear at the center with gold stamens. This ancient variety is listed in Ou Yang Xiu's Record of the Tree Peonies of Luoyang, and has been under continuous cultivation for over one thousand years.
Cultivar group, area of origin: Central plains group, Luoyang city, Henan province, classic cultivar.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): Upright and spreading, grows to 3.5' tall and 4' wide.
Flower form and size: Open semi-double, 7-8"" and upward facing. Flowers held well above the foliage.
Flower fragrance: Sweet, light.
Bloom time: Mid-season tree peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second or third week of May.
Zone hardiness: Proven is USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 2 year old tree peonies have at least 2 woody stem and a proportional root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Sold out for 2016, please check back in January, 2017.