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Another plant identification!

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EustachianTube Fri 06-May-16 13:47:19

We moved to our house last summer so keep getting lots of things popping up which we didn't know about.
This is a shrub, any ideas what it is? It looks like it's going to be magnificent, whatever it is.

EustachianTube Fri 06-May-16 13:48:12

The buds are huge, by the way, the size of a hand.

sleepy2grumpy Fri 06-May-16 13:58:49

Its a peony. I'm not green fingered enough to tell you the variety though. I hope that helps a bit.

HeyMacWey Fri 06-May-16 13:59:48

The leaves look like it's a paeony.

The flowers are magnificent when they come out but v delicate.

PurpleWithRed Fri 06-May-16 14:02:56

Ooh well jealous, agreeing with peony. Glorious but short lived.

EustachianTube Fri 06-May-16 14:17:17

Ooh interesting! I thought peonies died back in winter and regrew (we have a whole bed of these types of peonies elsewhere...I've always wanted some so it's great to be just presented with them!)?
This one is a deciduous shrub

EustachianTube Fri 06-May-16 14:39:37

Ah, a bit of googling leads me to think it's paeonia suffruticosa, Chinese tree peony. Can't wait for the flowers to bloom now, they are going to be massive!

sleepy2grumpy Fri 06-May-16 16:28:40

I'm very jelous. Enjoy.

EustachianTube Sat 07-May-16 17:28:18

I was right, they're huge!

Mrsmorton Sat 07-May-16 17:35:20

Is it woody? Could be a tree peony. They are absolutely my favourite flowers! The tree bits grow and grow but are deciduous.
I also like the ones that die back but I'm hoping my trees will grow enormous!

EustachianTube Sat 07-May-16 19:38:39

Yes, Chinese tree peony I think. It's a bit leggy at the bottom I am tempted to lop it off a bit after it's flowered.

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