Tree Peony vs Itoh

ryseryse_2004March 8, 2013

For those of you who have both, which do you prefer and why? I have wanted a Itoh for awhile but have an opportunity to purchase three tree peonies for the price of one Itoh. How long will it take the tree peony to bloom from a one yr. old plant?

Any other information about these would be very appreciated.

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stevelau1911

Each one has its own pros and cons. Tree peonies grow taller, make bigger flowers, but they also grow slower and flower for less time.

Itoh peonies can flower for several weeks, they are easier to propagate, and produce more shoots. They are more prolific as 1 little shoot can produce up to 5-7 shoots the following year while tree peonies sometimes only put up 1 or 2 every so often. Their weakness is smaller flowers, less varieties and their woody sections don't grow as tall as tree peonies.

I have plenty of tree peonies however I got a decent deal on eBay from MACAO2000 last spring where I acquired 5 species of itoh peonies. Here's my blog post on them. I believe that you should have both.

Here is a link that might be useful: Getting 5 of my itoh peonies

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 8:22PM
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