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The Similarities of Chinese Tree Peony and Japanese Tree Peony

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The Chinese Tree Peony and theJapanese Tree Peonyare still more far alike than different. It is recommended that you do not over water the plants and they like a good helping of fertilizer to help them bloom. It can take a few years to get the blooms you want on a peony tree. Sometimes you will only see one or two the first year with progressive amounts each year after that. Both plants do not like to be transplanted and will not bloom for a couple years after one. Plant these peony at least 36 inches from each other in order to prevent overcrowding. It is not recommended that you mulch these plants in warmer growing zones, if they do not get enough cold they will not bloom that year.
Peonies are a plant that once considered exotic has made itself known on many continents. The Chinese Tree Peony was transplanted to Japan where changes were made to it for aesthetic purposes. The main differences being the loss of fragrance and that the tree blooms with one or two flower stems instead of…