Advice needed on tree peonies

jdovenitz(6)January 29, 2006

I have tired but simple foundation plantings in front of my house of rhododendrons and azaleas which I'm thinking of replacing with a tree peony as a central planting. Question: what do they look like in the winter? Are they as simple to grow as herbacous peonies? Thanks in advance for your contributions and any comments you may have.

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

They look like bare sticks with little red bumps (buds) in winter. Once established they are as bullet-proof as herbaceous peonies (or more bullet-proof?). Possibly a bit more picky about location/soil? Possibly slower to establish. They tend to get pretty ragged foliage by the end of summer and you can't just hack them to the ground.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2006 at 5:33PM
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