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Hong Lian Tree Peony*

Paeonia rockii 'Hong Lian'

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Hong Lian Tree Peony (Paeonia rockii 'Hong Lian') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Hong Lian Tree Peony flowers

Hong Lian Tree Peony flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Red Lotus Tree Peony

Description:

Electric pink flowers with contrasting burgundy-black flares surrounding a tuft of golden stamens; great as an accent in the garden or massed in borders; unlike perennial peonies, remember not to prune this variety

Ornamental Features

Hong Lian Tree Peony features bold lightly-scented hot pink cup-shaped flowers with violet overtones, gold eyes and a black blotch at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Hong Lian Tree Peony is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hong Lian Tree Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Hong Lian Tree Peony will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features