Peony Seeds, Tree (Paeonia suffruticosa)

(Paeonia suffruticosa) Perennial. Deciduous, woody Shrub. Zones 5-7. 

Paeonia suffruticosa is a lovely, cold-hardy shrub that presents large, flowers ranging from white to pink. Unlike common, herbaceous peony, this plant does not die back during the winter and requires no support. Grows to 5 feet.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 7

Edible: Yes, flowers make wonderful jellies

SizeSmall shrub

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - partial shade

Soil Preference: Prefers deep, medium moist, rich soil. Shelter from Winter winds.



- Soak seeds for 4 days, replacing water every 24 hrs. Follow with 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Nut Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $5.99

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