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Q.My peonie tree and bushes

Zone 74115 | mikki berry added on March 15, 2018 | Answered

My son has recently gotten a puppy. Well, last year I had bought a peonie tree that I planted next to my peonie bushes, which I’ve had for about 3 or 4 years now. Well, as puppies love to chew on EVERYTHING.. he played on my bushes (which completely flattened them) And then chewed on my peonie tree down to a numb of a trunk on it (As little and fragile as it was, considering it was still a new little tree to start with) so, my question is, can either of these be fixed? Or r they pretty much dead?? The pics r of where my peonie bushes grow, and of what’s left of my peonie tree. :_(

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Answered on March 16, 2018

Puppies of all ages are garden problems! I think the shrubs will come back although you may not get much bloom this year. The tree is more worrisome. Most, if not all, tree peonies are grafted which means the new shoots in the picture may be from the root stock. The leaves will be quite different in appearance from those you had previously if this is the case. If you are lucky, the plant responds as though pruned and the desired growth resumes. You start the process of training your peony. Here is one article you may find useful: https://www.kelways.co.uk/page/tree-peony-care/10/

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