Shima-Nishiki Japanese Tree Peony

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shima-Nishiki'

Stunning semi-double flowers create a stunning display against crisp green foliage. Mature plants can carry up to 50 exquisite blooms, with the red-purple and white striped petals accented by showy yellow center stamens. This long-lived deciduous shrub is ideal for foundation planting, mixed border, or woodland setting.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat


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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh suf-roo-tee-KO-sa
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3-4 ft. tall, 3-4 ft. wide; smaller in very cold climates.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Redbud (Cercis); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Cranesbill (Geranium); Sarcococca (Sarcococca)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil with neutral pH. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. May take 2-3 years to become settled and bloom heavily. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Clip spent flowers. Prune only as needed to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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