Japanese for "Flight of Cranes," Renkaku lives up to its storied namesake with its enormous, pure white blooms with elongated, flaring petals. One look at the tree, covered in these snowy flowers, and that is exactly what comes to mind. Blooms are semi double and reach an impressive 8" in width. They also look fantastic against the rich green, deeply cut foliage that covers the tree. This heirloom peony can be dated back to at least 1889.
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Mature Height 36 - 84 inches
Bloom Time Early flowering (early mid spring)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Semi-double flowers with immense elongated flaring petals, 8" across.
Foliage Type :
Deeply cut into large pointed lobes, a nice green color.
Mature Spread :
40 - 50 inches
4.2 - 5 feet
Planting Instructions :
Dig a planting hole 12" wide and deep, incorporating some garden compost and fertilizer. Plant this grafted bareroot tree peonies deeply. The graft union should be 3 to 4" below the soil. This will encourage the tree peony to make fresh roots and basal shoots. Do not overwater newly planted tree peonies. This is the biggest cause of failure.
Soil Moisture :
Well-drained, humus enriched.
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Tree peonies require no or minimal pruning. If needed cut back just above new growth in summer or in fall. Removal of the oldest stems down to the base in the fall after leaf-fall encourages bushier growth, but this is normally not necessary the first 7-10 years.
Winter Care :
None special, a mulch could be a good idea in the coldest zones the first winters
Planting Depth :
Plant this grafted bareroot tree peonies deeply. The graft union should be 3 to 4" below the soil. This will encourage the tree peony to make fresh roots and basal shoots
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Avoid water-logged soils and dry soils.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once a year in spring,
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