Join Our Gardening Club

Paeonia lutea

Yellow Tree Peony

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Spring show-stopper with large bright yellow flowers

Architectural shrub with handsome foliage

Glamorous but easy to grow and long-lived

Want to get notified when back in stock?

Sorry this item is unavailable, why not try these products instead
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery

This glamorous, architectural shrub creates a dramatic spring spectacle when it is smothered in bright yellow flowers and yet is surprisingly tough and undemanding. Paeonia lutea creates a strong architectural presence in the border with sturdy, upright branches clothed in deeply-divided, bright green foliage that forms a handsome backdrop to perennial plants. In May and June, it bears fragrant, bright yellow, 7cm saucer-shaped flowers with crepe-like petals and showy anthers. The blooms are much longer lasting than other tree peonies. The flowers are followed by large seedpods that split open to reveal black seeds. Paeonia lutea is an easy tree peony to grow. Plants are drought-tolerant once established and thrive in a wide range of well-drained soils including chalk. These reliable, long-lived shrubs last a life-time. Paeonia lutea makes an excellent feature plant for the back of a mixed border or planted at a woodland edge. Maximum height and spread: 2.5m (8.2ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 2.5m (8.2ft)
Spread Up to 2.5m (8.2ft)

Hardy Shrub

cottage gardensscented gardenswildlife gardenslow maintenance gardenexotic gardencut flower gardenspecimen plantwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
JFMAMJJASOND


1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KF3271)

Grow tree peonies in full sun or a lightly shaded position that is sheltered from cold winds. They prefer a well drained, humus-rich, fertile, neutral to alkaline soil. They will grow in most soils, except waterlogged and acidic soils, provided they are improved on planting. This is best achieved by adding plenty of well rotted manure or compost to the soil prior to planting, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Plant tree peonies so that the grafted union sits about 15cm (6") below the soil surface. Shallow planting may hinder establishment and delay flowering.
Water thoroughly on planting and regularly during the first year, taking especial care during the first summer. In spring, apply fertiliser and a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Tree peonies do not require routine pruning: in summer or autumn after flowering simply remove the flowered shoots to new growth. In late winter remove any dead shoots back to healthy buds. Old specimens which have become leggy can be treated to more extensive pruning in autumn by cutting back stems by a third. Caution: All parts are harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

WHY NOT TRY THIS INSTEAD

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

36 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£19.99

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£39.99

16 Cell Window Propagator

16 Cell Window Propagator

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£7.99

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

12 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£8.99

3 Tiered Planter

3 Tiered Planter

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£34.99

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

62 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£28.99

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

17 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£14.99

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£21.99

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

Abelia 'Pinky Bells'

Abelia 'Pinky Bells'

1 Review
Add To Basket

3 Options From£29.99

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

1 Review
Add To Basket

3 Options From£29.99

Sign up to the Van Meuwen Gardener's Club for Special Offers

JOIN NOW