Japanese tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) grow to the height of 4 to 6 feet. The hardy perennial needs exposure to cold in order to flower properly. The peony plant thrives in USDA winter hardiness zones 2 to 8.
The classical Japanese tree peony is Shima-nishiki, pin yin name is Dao Jin. Shima-Nishiki is a tree peony. It is a multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody shrub that typically grows to 3-4' tall and as wide. Upward facing, mildly fragrant, semi-double peony flowers are purplish-red with prominent white striping. Yellow center stamens provide excellent contrast. Flowers bloom in early spring. Medium green foliage is deeply divided into oval to lance-shaped leaflets. Foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. No fall color. 'Shima-Nishiki' means fire flame in Japanese.
Japanese tree peonies offer a gardener spring flowers and lush summer foliage. Instead of dying back to the ground during the winter, Japanese tree peony stems stay alive all winter long. Japanese tree peonies are used for cut flowers, showcase plants and landscape fillers. Wonderful Japanese tree peony for sale on China-Plants.com. More easier and cheaper.