Tree Peony Collection

Three hundred tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) grace the periphery of BBG's Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and the north end of Cherry Walk. The plants were presented to the Garden in 2002 by the Japanese town of Yatsuka-Cho in Shimane Prefecture “to bring peace of mind to people in the United States” after the events of September 11, 2001.

Blooming in late April to early May, the tree peonies are marvels of color, scent, and size. Six colors of peonies are highlighted: red, pink, white, purple, yellow, and maroon.


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