Peony Plant

Leggy Peonies


Sandyg43 added on September 11, 2011 | Answered

I have moved house and inherited two very leggy, yellow peony trees. Can I cut them back, and if so, when?


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Sandyg43
Answered on September 17, 2011

Yes, they are an outdoor tree peony, approximately 7 to 8 ft high with leaves at that height. They have buds on them. The stems are very wavy and about 1inch thick. I think they were planted many years ago (the property was tenanted before I bought it and the garden neglected). I would like to keep them if possible.

I also inherited a beautiful pink peony bush and had wonderful flowers this summer. Can I cut the bush right back now before the winter. New gardener and need advice. Thank you for replying - appreciated
SandyG

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rosepetal
Answered on September 17, 2011

How tall are the peony trees now..what zone do you live in...when you say leggy are you saying there are no leaves so far up on the trees?

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rosepetal
Answered on September 17, 2011

I am assuming this is an outdoor tree peony. You can prune them, but I would not cut the main stem of tree. How tall are they now?

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