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Tree Peony 'Fragrant Green Ball'

Paeonia suffruticosa | Tree Peony 'Lu Xiang Qiu'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Sweetly fragranced blooms

Huge flowers emerge green and age to pale pink

Reliable variety ideal for beginners

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Despite being a rare variety that is highly revered in China, Tree Peony ‘Fragrant Green Ball’ is an easy variety to grow, and a great choice for gardeners starting out on their Tree Peony journey. ‘Fragrant Green Ball’ is a vigorous, adaptable variety forming a strong, multi-branching framework. Late to blossom, the flowers are huge and prolific. Each giant, globular bloom measures around 18cm x 10cm and is packed with layer upon layer of silky petals. The flowers emerge a soft green colour then transform to pale pink when fully open. You won’t be able to resist burrowing your nose into these enticing blooms and inhaling their delicate spicy-sweet scent! Height and spread: 120cm (4ft).

There are few shrubs which can rival the glamour of tree peonies. Although they are expensive, these are real garden showpieces whose beauty can’t fail to excite gasps of awe. They look like divas but they’re not difficult to grow, provided their basic requirements are met – a sheltered spot in full sun (or light shade) and fertile, free-draining soil. Tree peonies are fully hardy, generally unbothered by pests or diseases and don’t require routine pruning. They also last a life-time, producing abundant, dinner-plate sized, lightly fragrant blooms in late spring/early summer for decades. Their flowers are borne on a sturdy framework of upright, woody stems clothed in deep green, divided leaves.

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 120cm (4ft)
Spread Up to 120cm (4ft)

Hardy Shrub

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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.

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

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