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Peony Tree Kamata Nishiki

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Kamatanishiki'


Peony Tree Japanese, Kamata-Nishiki Imported from Japan! Live for centuries! These woody bushes do not die back to the ground in winter, instead grow larger and more beautiful each year! Produce up to 200 huge, fragrant flowers per plant. Mature plants are 4-5 feet tall, 3-5 feet wide. Blooms around Memorial Day like standard Peonies. Kamata-nishiki has double, wisteria blue flowers with lighter edges.


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'Kamata Tapestries', double blue with lighter edges. Huge, ruffled satin-like flowers, super hardy! Rare Colorful Imperial Tree Peonies From Japan. Every garden needs a tree peony. There was a time, many years ago in ancient China, when the only person who could own a tree peony was the Emperor himself. We're not sure what the penalty was for infringing this law, but it can't have been very pleasant. Fortunately for us, tree peonies are now slightly more available. There are very few plants that can compete with a tree peony in full bloom. They flower from late April to early May but the flowering season does vary from year to year. A mature plant can have in excess of a hundred flowers and these can be 10 inches or more across! The flowers range in color from maroon, crimson, scarlet, various shades of pink, to pure white. There are also tree peonies with yellow or purple flowers. The Chinese refer to the tree peony as the 'Moutan'. This has been variously translated but probably means "The Emperor Flower". While the tree peony originated in China, it had found its way to Japan by the 8th Century A.D. Japanese tree peonies tend to have less double flowers than their Chinese peers. The flowers are more open and delicate, than their Chinese counter-parts. As one of the largest importers of Tree Peonies in the U.S., we select only the finest, top-quality and extra hardy year-old plants. Growing only 4 to 5 feet tall, these exceptional Tree Peonies are sub-zero hardy and bloom for a lifetime.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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