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Paeonia rockii 'Xue Lian' (tree peony / tree paeony (syn Snowy Lotus))

Paeonia Rockii 'Xue Lian' (Tree Peony / Tree Paeony (Syn Snowy Lotus))


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to May
Flower colour: white flushed with pale pink
Other features: bright green leaves
Hardiness: fully hardy
Until recently, this beautiful cultivar was rarely seen as it was considered too difficult to propagate, but fortunately things have moved on and it is now more widely available. It is a beautiful form, with large, single white flowers that are often flushed with pink, and each petal has a purple stain at their base. The grey-green dissected foliage of this evergreen shrub is dramatic enough to provide architectural interest towards the back of a mixed border even when the flowers have faded.Garden care: Protect from cold winds and early morning sun. Support the branches of young shrubs with canes to prevent the massive flowerheads from being battered by rain. Tree peonies are hungry feeders, so ensure that container-grown specimens receive a top-dressing of a slow-release fertiliser in spring. In the border apply a top-dressing of a balanced, slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant in early spring and mulch with well-rotted garden compost or manure. If the plant shows signs of collapse or the leaves become spotty, this may be a symptom of peony botrytis. Remove affected leaves immediately. In the autumn, cut off all of the foliage and dispose of it to avoid reinfection the following spring. The older stems of tree peonies have a tendency to become brittle and snap, so cut these back to the ground in autumn every two or three years.

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