Let's go: plant the tree peony! But how?

Let's go: plant the tree peony! But how?

Which location has a positive effect on growth?

Since tree peonies can live up to 60 years, the choice of location should be carefully considered. These plants love warmth and grow best in sunny locations. A location in partial shade can also be considered if necessary. A sheltered location is also important.

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What should the earth be like?

Whether on the edge of the wood or in an open space - plant your tree peony (s) in a soil that ideally has the following characteristics:

  • Depth of at least 50 cm
  • high humus content
  • good permeability
  • pH between 6 and 9
  • medium lime content
  • good ability to store water
  • ideal: sandy loam soils

When do you plant the plants and which plant partners are suitable?

Bare-rooted tree peonies are planted in autumn. If you want them to take root well into spring, the period between August and September is perfect. But they can still be planted well in October. Suitable plant neighbors include:

  • fat chicken
  • delphinium
  • Daylilies
  • Sword iris

When do tree peonies bloom?

Tree peonies start blooming at a young age. Every year there are more flowers. The flowering period usually starts around mid-May. It lasts for a month, i.e. until around mid-June.

How should the planting distance be measured?

Tree peonies are not particularly competitive. Therefore, they should not be planted near spruce trees, yew trees, etc. You should keep a distance of 70 to 100 cm to other tree peonies. Each individual plant takes up about 1.5 square meters of space.

How is planting done step by step?

First, a 30 to 50 cm deep planting hole is dug and the soil is loosened. The pruning-compatible plant is planted with its refinement point 10 cm below the surface of the earth. Then cover with soil, step on and water!


Rockii hybrids and Lutea hybrids are considered to be particularly resistant and worth planting. They require little maintenance.