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02/08/2013 at 07:25

I planted a white tree paeony last year and very soon afterwards a spade fell on it and knocked off the top.  The plant has grown very little in height this year, with no buds or blooms.  Should I give up on it and buy another?

02/08/2013 at 08:48

No just persevere! My mum was given one and my dad pruned it!!! It didn't flower for 2 years this year it has a spectacular display

02/08/2013 at 09:37

Most peonies only flower after 2-3 years .  My tree peony flowered for the first time this year (year 3).  It was only the one flower (!) but absolutely worth it.  I am hoping for a few more next year.

02/08/2013 at 13:12

knocking the top off won't hurt it but i should get another one. 2 tree paeonies are better than one. How about a nice red one

02/08/2013 at 13:14

OK - I'll hang on in there - and maybe get a red one for another part of the garden!!  Thanks, guys.

02/08/2013 at 17:13

You never know it may come back - place it somewhere out of the way. If it comes back then good, if not them you have something to add to the compost.

03/08/2013 at 14:14

It should encourage it to sprout more branches.Mine flowered for the first time this year with three of the most beautiful pink flowers.It was well worth the three year wait.

I did feed it well with comphery leafs in water which i had brewing for several ( what a smell it is ) but it does the trick.Also i have it placed in full sun.

Hope this may be of some use to you.


03/08/2013 at 14:30

I grow mine in part shade, they seem to do better there for me. the flowers last longer and keep their colour better.

03/08/2013 at 20:57

that sound like a good idea, after all you have waited three years for it to flower so you want to make it last.

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