|Tree peony 'Xiang Yu' beginning to open|
I planted three tree peonies last fall. This one is only a two year old plant - actually quite surprising that it would bloom at this young age. (Often tree peonies don't bloom until they are 5-7 years old!) There were three buds of which two have opened so far:
|Tree peony 'Xiang Yu' flowering (2 year old plant)|
|Tree peony 'Xiang Yu'|
I have two more tree peonies - one is a six-year old dark red that has nine buds on it this year. Can't wait for it to bloom! The third one, a two-year old like 'Xiang Yu', will not bloom this year, which is sad but of course perfectly normal. It is growing vigorously, and is a much larger plant than 'Xiang Yu' already.