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A picture of a Ludlow's Tree Peony

Ludlow's Tree Peony

Paeonia ludlowii

Also known as

Tree Peony

Paeonia lutea ludlowii 240506 by Bernd Haynold (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ludlow's Tree Peony Overview

Paeonia ludlowii is a deciduous shrub species in the Paeoniaceae family. It has an upright habit, producing divided foliage that is oppositely arranged and comprised of large leaves. Flowers are attractive and showy, cup-shaped and coloured bright yellow. Flowers measure approximately 12cm across and are produced in late spring. They open at the same time as the leaves. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Ludlow's Tree Peony

May also be affected by pests such as leaf and bud eelworms.

How to propagate Ludlow's Tree Peony


Semi-hardwood cuttings.


Special features of Ludlow's Tree Peony

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Larger Shrubs for Gardens

For larger gardens, these flowering shrubs are perfect additions to provide habitat and food for pollinators.

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