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A picture of a Delavay's Tree Peony

Delavay's Tree Peony

Paeonia delavayi

Also known as

Delavay Peony, Dian Mu Dan, Tree Peony, Yellow Tree Peony, Peony

Paeonia delavayi fleur1 by Pancrat (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Delavay's Tree Peony

A group of red Paeonia delavayi in flower
Some Paeonia delavayi growing outside
A close up of a some Paeonia delavayi fruits
A photo of Delavay's Tree Peony

Delavay's Tree Peony Overview

Paeonia delavayi is a deciduous shrub species in the Paeoniaceae family. Originating from central China, this plant is commonly known by the name Delavay's Tree Peony. It typically grows to around 1.5 tall, producing divided green leaves and deep red flowers measuring approximately 10cm across. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Delavay's Tree Peony

How to propagate Delavay's Tree Peony

Seed

Division

Divide autumn or early in spring.

Other uses of Delavay's Tree Peony

Grown for their bold foliage, showy blooms and in some species colourful seed pods. Flower arranging. As Alice Morse Earle the American author and historian (1851-1911) memorably wrote: "The Peony always looks like a well-dressed, well-shod, well-gloved girl of birth, breeding, and of equal good taste and good health; a girl who can swim and hike and play golf ..."