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Hoki Tree Peony

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hoki'

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Hoki Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa 'Hoki') at Sargent's Gardens

Hoki Tree Peony flowers

Hoki Tree Peony flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Semi-double dark-red flowers with bright yellow stamens; tree peony is different from a garden peony, it is preferable to leave the woody stems in spring and only cut back after flowering

Ornamental Features

Hoki Tree Peony features bold red flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the branches in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The narrow compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Hoki Tree Peony is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Hoki Tree Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Hoki Tree Peony will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features