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Update -

8/3/2014

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID.  THE LIST FOR HARVEST GOES TO OUR GROWER

FOR SEPT EXPORT.

Standard Tree Peony - P. suffruticosa

GARDEN  - P. OFFICIALIS

Rockii - Rock Weather Hardy

Japanese - Classic Double

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SHIPPING TERMS: 2014.

Peonies won are shipped coast to coast as follows:

SHIPPING TERMS: 2014.
Shipping has gone up.
Rates changed as of Jan 2014

Peonies won are shipped coast to coast as follows:

One plant ships for $42.

Selections of 2  to 4 plants will ship for the same rate - $55.00.

Selections of 5 - 10 plants ships for $10 more or a total shipping rate of $99.00

**All rates include Import Shipping / Handling fees + USPS SHIPPING

**All rates include Import Shipping / Handling fees + USPS SHIPPING

As the size of the box increases, we are seeing oversize box charges.
To limit this, we may ship in several smaller containers


 
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from Cator Enterprises.

I appreciate your patience in this manner. 

OUR TERMS:

new rules 2013 ebay

ORDER NOW
PAY LATER

How does your order now pay later work?

Feel Free to Order using out cart system.

The Cart will record your order information and payment method, But the Credit card  will not be billed until plants must be requested from China in the Fall.

Simply, I do not require payment now.
To participate in this Buy now / Pay later program ---
I require a payment method - Current Valid credit card on file, Valid Paypal
email address, or money order as soon as the Order is placed / or Ebay end
of auction / win notification occurs.

I do not accept Personal checks of any kind.


In the fall.. about Late Sept.. I will either invoice your Paypal account /
or charge your credit card for the funds required -- and at that time
transmit the funds to China.  I will be collecting only the funds for the
plants, not the shipping.
When the plants are ready to ship, I will then request payment for shipping
fees.

For the Program to work ----

You are required to have payment in before I send funds to China.. and have
shipping fees paid prior to shipping plants to you in the fall.. and that is
that.
The reason!

Save us all the hassle!  Your credit card will not be charged months in
advance, Only when product is on the move.
I also prefer not billing to Paypal until the funds are needed, as many
Paypal accounts are also a drain on Credit cards.  And who needs the credit
card interest hassle.

This also allows you time to make additional selections before the final
list is sent to China in Early October.

However, in fall, if Payment for plants or for the shipping fees are not
secured, Plants will not ship.

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HOW DO I ORDER??

Each Tree Peony has a Buy Me blank.
Enter in the quantity - and click buy me.  You will be sent directly to the web cart. 

Each completed order is assessed a $3.99 handling fee.

Look for :

To calculate the cost of shipping, please make a selection from the menu to the right and click on the RECALCULATE button below.

Select Tree Peony shipping category.

Your total purchase will be adjusted to the correct shipping.

All our tree peonies are shipped by USPS Prioirty Mail.

If, once you get to the web cart - and wish to purchase additional plants,
click Continue shipping.

This will take you back to the start of the Tree Peony Page

When you are done Click

Got To Payments

and fill in the appropriate information.

Credit Card Users will not be charged until Plants are ready to leave China.

PayPal Users will be charged immediately.

International Buyers will receive a follow-up invoice to cover additional s/h charges.

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CANCELLED ORDERS?
A customer has the option to cancel their order prior to any funds transmitted to China.  A request to cancel must be received in writing prior to October 31st.

Cancellations after 10/31 will not be honored.

Ebay buyers are not by Ebay rules allowed to cancel their bid wins.  Ebay winners are obligated to honor the contract of the sale and remit total owed prior to plants shipping.

No orders will be shipped unless Shipping / handling fees are paid.

REFUND on ORDERS
Once funds are transmitted via wire to China authorizing harvest, order refunds can not be honored.

Once orders are posted for delivery, with delivery confirmation, We do not refund Shipping or Handling fees at anytime.

CASH REFUND POLICY
Generally, once funds are transmitted to China we do not refund. 
If plants are enroute to you, we definitely discourage refunds. 
If a shipment of plants is refused, and returned damaged,
you maybe assessed a 25% fee on the restock. 
Once plants ship, all shipping and handling fees can not be refunded.

REFUND POLICY
At this time, Our Chinese growers will replace any tree peony
that fails to leaf out by the following October. 
All shipping fees are non refundable. 
There are no cash refunds!
Only plant replacements will be offered for failed plants! 
If a
replacement is required -   A request for replacement must be made and the initial shipping fee must  be prepaid by the
requesting customer to receive replacement plant.

**
  This Replacement offer is
void if the plants were tampered with, defiled by critters/ bugs, destroyed
by natural occurrences.

$19.99 plus $8.99  shipping and $3.99 handling

select party light shipping (select non party lights shipping category)


PERENNIALS ,
CHINESE TREE PEONIES
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The following varieties Originate from Heze East Flowers
 in October!

WE HAVE A NEW SUPPLIER!!!!

All are 3-5 years old, divided or grafted with 1 - 3 top stems.



Tree Peonies are shipped directly from China to Cator Enterprises/ South Creek Nursery of Palmyra NY in October  via EMS International Mail. These 
Tree Peonies are freshly fall harvested (depending on China weather conditions), prepared for USDA Custom’s inspection (dry packed with the graft sealed within Spagham moss) (Plants will appear dormant), tagged & labeled and ready for Fall planting in your yard/ garden!
 As they arrive, they are again inspected here at South Creek Nursery of Palmyra NY, and then reshipped to customers Immediately within the next 10 days. 
South Creek Nursery of Palmyra NY is an approved 
USDA Licensed Importer.

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How our program works?

Each year we compile a list for Fall Harvest.

In fall, usually at the end of September - we send the list to our growers.
In 10-15 days after the list is transmitted, the new Fall crop arrives for distribution.

Only those plants selected are shipped.  No additional quantities beyond the order list are sent. 


Only preordered Peonies are shipped from China!


Tree Peonies are classified as either Erect; Expanding , or Semi-expanding:

Erect, expanding and semi expanding is in reference to total plant shape.
 
Erect.. is where the plant will tower up, expanding briefly at the top,  
Expanding is where the plant stays lower to the ground and expands.. branches out in a wide mound.
Semi expanding is a cross between the both.

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Height of 5-8 year old plants
:  High - 32"; Medium - 15.5"; Dwarf - 12"

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OUR NEXT IMPORT SHIP DATE IS MID TO LATE SPRING
ANY ORDERS PLACED AFTER SEPTEMBER WILL  BE INCLUDED IN THAT NEXT IMPORT SHIPMENT FOR OCTOBER / NOVEMBER.

Check often for updates!

OUR PROGRAM!

THE CHOICE IS ALWAYS YOURS!!!

NEW TERMS FOR EBAY BUYERS

SHIPPING TERMS: 2014.

Peonies won are shipped coast to coast as follows:

SHIPPING TERMS: 2014.
Shipping has gone up.
Rates changed as of Jan 2014

Peonies won are shipped coast to coast as follows:

One plant ships for $42.

Selections of 2  to 4 plants will ship for the same rate - $55.00.

Selections of 5 - 10 plants ships for $10 more or a total shipping rate of $99.00

**All rates include Import Shipping / Handling fees + USPS SHIPPING

Selections over a dozen plants ships at the new rate shown below.

We will adjust your ebay invoice to the correct rate when you are finished with your actions.

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If you are an ebay winner.. I have received your ebay win information / and - or payment if provided.
 
Please be advised.. these Plants listed and won -- will ship within 5-10 days their arrival to the nursery - DEPENDING ON CHINA'S HARVEST / SHIPPING SCHEDULE..
 
For the most part.. All our Tree peonies Ship in the fall from the Fresh Fall Harvest in China - Fall !

Our next target Import date is anytime between August / October
We will notify you in fall, prior to shipment arrival, to prepare site for planting!
 
Tree peonies can not be harvested between the Months of April and August.  They must be done flowering, and have reached summer domancy to be harvested.
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We will always honor your option to pay now or select our
Buy now -  Pay later program / which is preferred.
 
To participate in our pay later program, you need to confirm your ebay win/ and plant selection by doing the following steps. 
 
1.  go to our main website - For Pictures & description: www.sexybloomers.com/peony.htm or http://www.sexybloomers.com/TREEPEONY/Treepeonies.htm   or  http://www.sexybloomers.com/TREEPEONY/peonyINDEX.htm 
and confirm what varieties you want. 

HOW DO I CONFIRM MY WIN SELECTION.. GO TO OUR ONLINE FORM - confirmed you selection list  - By Going to our secured online form at -  https://www.pliner.net/appfs/147a49/  and provide you name, address, phone, your selections, and method of payment to cover all ebay wins / or additional selections
 

a. We do allow substitutions after an auctions end.
You may substitute any tree peony for like tree peony - as an even exchange for one you won on ebay.
The price will not change from what your original auction ended for.
However, it is an even up exchange.  One Paid auction tree peony for one trade.   
 
Conditions of trade choice/ exchange. - We will allow you to trade/ variety exchange for as many auctions that you won on ebay. 
You may not trade between cultivars such as trading a tree peony for a rockii varieties, etc.).
You may bid and win as many selections on ebay as you choose.
 
b. "Buy It Now Choice"
As an ebay winner, you may direct "Buy it Now Tree Peonies" - from the website,
at a Special discounted price:
Any Tree Peony for $25.99 each.
Any Rockii Peony for $39.99 each.
Any Japanese Peony for $49.99 each.
YOU MAY HAVE AS MANY AS YOU WOULD LIKE at that price.
(Any and all orders received will be adjusted prior to billing and shipping).
Just let us know in advance your selections for Buy It Now.
 
 
Auctions will run until September 30th.  You may bid and win as many more as you like, adding them to your list and we will adjust the shipping / handling for the total prior to shipping the new crop in fall.
 
 
2. Once you have your confirmed list  - Go to our secured online form at -  https://www.pliner.net/appfs/147a49/  and provide you name, address, phone, your selections, and method of payment to cover
 all ebay wins / or additional selections.
 
The form has a limited amount of spaces.  You may submit as many forms as you like.  We will add them to your purchase file. 
In fall, you will receive an email with the tally of what
your selections are for your confirmation.
 
3. Rockii winners.  Rockii tree peonies will be added to our ebay listings soon.
The same options for tree peonies apply to rockii auctions.
We will allow selection trades for rockii wins. (one substitution per each one won) 
"Buy it now" pricing for rockii website orders to an ebay winner is
$39.99 each.
 
We adjust shipping and handling once we have a confirmed list of total purchases. 
If you continue to buy on ebay, all purchases will be combined.
 
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Paypal, and Amex by paypal invoice.
I can accept Postal Money Orders as well. 
 
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Buy Now/ Pay later program.
If you elect this option, we require a valid credit card to be onfile.
Your card will not be charged until we send the list to china in the August / fall.
We will send you a paypal invoice to confirm your selections, and you may elect to pay paypal or have us bill your credit card.
 
In the past, a valid Paypal account Email address was adequate.  However, as it is an honor system, we had too many Ebay winners who abused the system, and failed to pay for their auctions when fall came.

PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO ON OUR ONLINE FORM

our secured online form at -  https://www.pliner.net/appfs/147a49/  and provide you name, address, phone, your selections, and method of payment to cover all ebay wins / or additional selections

 
To check on changes in our listing - for updates
Simply go to www.sexybloomers.com/peony.htm  and review the information.
To
purchase additional selection
 
Be sure to:
1.  go to our main website - For Pictures & description: http://www.sexybloomers.com/treepeony/Treepeonies.htm  or http://www.sexybloomers.com/TREEPEONY/peonyINDEX.htm and confirm what varieties you want. 
 
 
2. Once you have your confirmed list  - Go to our secured online form at -  https://www.pliner.net/appfs/147a49/  and provide you name, address, phone, your selections, and method of payment to cover all ebay wins / or additional selections.
 
3.  Payment:  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Paypal, and Amex by paypal invoice.  We can accept payment upfront, or you may elect our Buy now/ Pay Later option.
 
Our Pay later program is simple.  Tree peonies are harvested in late summer / fall and only ship upon China schedule.  Prior to the date China confirms our list.. the funds must transmit to china, you will be charged for your selections.  In most cases, plants ship within 30 days from china after receipt of funds.  Depending on Harvest / process schedule it can be later in the season.
 
We will adjust s/h to your final list.

YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE PROCESSED BY CATOR ENTERPRISE SPECIALITY.

YOUR CARD HAS TO BE AUTHORIZED BEFORE OUR LIST GOES TO CHINA FOR HARVEST.

ONLY PREPAID SELECTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR HARVEST AND IMPORT!

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REMEMBER -- You may select any variety you like - and as many as you like.

On each Auction we allow you the Choice to Substitute
any Tree Peony for Variety won.
(this does NOT include the Rockii Varieites)

You have the option.. for

PAYMENT
PAYMENT / & SHIPPING IS NEVER DUE UNTIL THE LIST MUST BE SENT TO THE GROWER IN FALL!
WE REQUIRE A VALID CREDIT CARD TO BE ON-FILE.

We can accept your VALID PAYPAL ADDRESS TO RESERVE THE PEONIES!!!**
Your card will not be charged until the peonies are ready to ship!

All credit card payments are processed by
CATOR ENTERPRISE SPECIALITIES

This year, Our Chinese grower is offering a full color range in White, light pink, pink, rose, dark rose, red, purple, yellow, pea green & Bicolor.

Each Tree Peony has both an English and Chinese Title. All tree peonies are 3 years old, divided or grafted with 2-3 top stems. Heights vary from 16 - 32", and are either Erect, Expanding or Semi-expanding. All blossoms are fully double & fragrant. Tree Peonies are Ideal for decks & patios.

All Tree Peonies are Preordered.  Only those selected are requested from China.  They are shipped via EMS mail, and arrive as fast as the grower in China can dig and prepare them.  All Tree peonies arrive with a current Phyto-Sanitary Certificate guaranteeing they are free of pests.  The graft area is well void of soil, is dry, and wrapped in moss and plastic wrap for protection.  They do arrive dry.  We insist they be planted immediately.

How does your order now pay later work?

Simply, I do not require payment now.

To participate in this Buy now / Pay later program ---
I require a payment method - We must have a Current Valid credit card on file, we can accept a Valid Paypal email address
We will also accept USPS postal money order as soon as the Order is placed / or Any End of auction / win notification occurs.
USPS money orders must be mailed to: SCNOP, PO box 252, 4496 south creek road, Palmyra, NY 14522

**Please note.. when you pay with PAYPAL on the cart form, PAYPAL WILL charge you asap.  If you wish to have your Paypal account billed in the fall - I suggest you provide your information and order using the Order Form on the website.  It is a long form, but it will prevent PAYPAL billing your account now.** 
Look for the
button.

I do not accept Personal checks of any kind.

 
In the fall.. about Late Oct.. I will either invoice your Paypal account / or charge your credit card for the funds required -- and at that time transmit the funds to China.  I will be collecting only the funds for the plants, not the shipping.

When the plants are ready to ship, I will then request payment for shipping fees.

For the Program to work ----

You are required to have payment in before I send funds to China.. and have shipping fees paid prior to shipping plants to you
.. and that is that. 

The reason!

Save us all the hassle!  Your credit card will not be charged months in advance, But Only when product is on the move.

I also prefer not billing to Paypal until the funds are needed, as many Paypal accounts are also a drain on Credit cards.  And who needs the credit card interest hassle.

This also allows you time to make additional selections before the final list is sent to China in Early October.

However, in fall, if Payment for plants or for the shipping fees are not secured, Plants will not ship. 

I AM AN EBAY WINNER -
HOW DO I ADD TO MY ORDER?

Basically... as you have won previous auctions
you have the following options:

THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!

You may select any variety you like -
AT ANY TIME BEFORE
THE FINAL ORDER IS SENT TO CHINA

You have the option..
The 1st selection for the winning bid price
Rebid and win more or to ..
Buy it now from our list for
$25.99 each

GO TO THE LIST:
THE  LIST!
 http://www.sexybloomers.com/TREEPEONY/Treepeonies.htm

Make your new selections - and then

THEN JUST GO TO THE FORM:

(this is a secured form and has a permission prompt when it launches)


**PLEASE NOTIFY ME  VIA OUR ONLINE FORM
Your  ADDITIONAL CHOICES
.
BE SURE I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE A PREVIOUS Auction WINNER BY TELLING ME THE DATE, Auction Place
 and ITEM NUMBER OF
YOUR LAST Auction WIN where indicated on the FORM..

Also tell me / confirm how you are paying for the additions.
The Order Form is a Secured form.

For Visa, mc/ Discover. or for me to Invoice your Paypal account --
Enter your information.
Please put the ITEM # & Tree Peony Name in the Item box.
Tell me on the form if you are paying via credit card, money order, or
paypal.
I can invoice your paypal account if you desire!

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED PAYMENT INFO -
REMIND ME IT IS ON FILE.

Your additional selections will be added to your previous list.. and shipping will be adjusted when it is time for the plants to hit the mail.

***REMEMBER --- PAYMENT / & SHIPPING IS NOT DUE UNTIL THE ENTIRE LIST MUST BE SENT TO THE GROWERS
IN FALL!
HOWEVER - WE WILL REQUIRE A VALID CREDIT CARD OR VALID PAYPAL ADDRESS TO
RESERVE THE PEONIES!!!**
Your card will not be charged until the peonies are ready to ship!!!!

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DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONAL as well?

We ship anywhere in USA, Canada, and Mexico!

PLEASE NOTE - INTERNATIONAL / CANADIAN CLIENTS:
Yes.. All International buyers must pay for an
USDA Phyto-sanitary certificate
 $25.00 usd.

PLANTS DESTROYED VIA FAILURE TO CROSS INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS
CAN NOT BE REFUNDED.

ROCKII TREE PEONIES?
    

Can I add them to my order?

Yes, but they are a direct sale Only.  No discount prices allowed.
  Rockii Tree peonies tend to be shipped in fall and in spring. 
It will require additional shipping to cover the delivery.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING?

Estimated Shipping for 1 to 4 Peonies is expected to be $25.00
(This covers a 5 lb USPS Priority package plus all import expenses).
Multiple quantities will be billed the exact shipping plus the import
expenses. As postal rates increase, we do not know what postage
over 5lbs Priority is as of yet. 

prioritymail.gif (1217 bytes)All Tree Peonies are Shipped from South Creek Nursery of Palmyra NY to your door Via Priority Mail in Late Fall as follows:  (every order is assessed a $3.99 handling Cart Fee.)

**Shipping / Handling for multiplies is as follows:

SHIPPING TERMS: 2013.

Peonies won are shipped coast to coast as follows:

One plant ships for $39.

Selections of 2  to 4 plants will ship for the same rate - $50.00.

Selections of 5 - 10 plants ships for $10 more or a total shipping rate of $70.00

**All rates include Import Shipping / Handling fees + USPS SHIPPING



(Handling fees cover broker fees, custom, etc. 
All
Fees are Nonrefundable.)
This fee includes freight from china (peonies are shipped EMS Direct, all USA Customs fees, and Shipping & Handling via USPS Priority mail w/ delivery confirmation)

Truly Unique!. Ideal for Patio and special landscaping places.

All PreOrdered Tree Peonies will be shipped after
Fall Harvest in Late Fall.

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I am an International buyer - Canadian or Mexico.
Can i also receive plants!

Yes!
In most cases the shipping fees above are applicable.  However, an export Phyto-Certificate and inspection will be required and that will cost an international buyer an additional $25.00.  Shipping may be adjusted to final quantities selected.

Truly Unique!. Ideal for Patio and special landscaping places.

All Pre-Ordered Tree Peonies will be shipped after
Fall Harvest in Late Fall.

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I DID NOT RECEIVE ALL MY PLANTS - WILL I EVER??

Yes!
As these plants are not grown in USA but are strict Import, we are subject to back orders, and delays of shipping.  Growing schedules and rates change accordingly to China's climate affect what varieties may ship.  Many varieties that are okayed for listing as of spring, may become earmarked as rare by harvest.  Earmarked as rare, those varieties are pulled from the ready to ship fall list and pushed to heavy propagation list.  China will ship them as soon as supply is replenished.  It may take a season or two, but plants will import and ship at no further cost to the buyer.

WHERE TO PLANT

Our tree peony tend to thrive in cool, dry and sunny places. The best  choice for their cultivation is a dry and airy site on higher ground, with lateral shading, good drainage and deep porous fertile soil. Uncultivated or sticky or saline earth and poor drainage are best avoided. The ideal soil for planting in pots is also loose, fertile, well-aerated and well-drained.
 

WHERE TO PLANT
WILL IT SURVIVE IN MY ZONE?

These are rated for zones 3-9.
I am personally located 20 miles south of Lake Ontario, and my planting zone is 3-4.  On principle, I plant out a test crop each season to watch the progress of the imports.
From past experience, I have received reports from satisfied customers located below the Mason Dixon line, that the new crop tends to leaf our asap, and flower the first season.

These do very well in California, north as well as southern.
Any questions, just zip me an email.

PLANTING


Peonies require moist (not wet), loamy, humus-rich soil in full sun or very light shade.  Plant the thick, fleshy roots of the tree peony in Late October / early November as this allow ample time for strong root development before the ground freezes hard. You should plant these like you would plant tulips or Roses. Tree Peonies are considered a Fall Planted Crop. Before planting, incorporate humus and ample amounts of Bulb Fertilizer Mix into the soil. Add some rocks or gravel also to promote good drainage.  If it is an acid soil, make certain enough lime has been add to make the soil slightly alkaline (pH 7-8.)  Mix a couple of trowels full of bone meal or super phosphate (You may wish to supplement the soil with Bulb Mix Fertilizer) at the bottom of the 8 12 hole, since these non-caustic fertilizers help to promote flower development.  The Graft is wrapped in Spaghnum Moss and plastic.  This should be removed prior to planting.  Be sure to set each plant with the point of the graft Top about 4- 6 below the surface of the soil.  Fill in with loamy soil, and press to eliminate air.  Add more soil, tamp again and add more soil leaving a depression around each specimen to hold water.  Then water deeply and apply peat moss, or bark mulch to help conserve moisture and keep the surface of the soil cool in hot weather. 

NEVER OVER WATER THE PLANTS!!!

After planting, examine plants carefully and remove, with sharp pruning shears any dead or weakened wood.

Tree peonies are very hardy and do not require winter protection once established. They must be planted deeply into the ground, however. The first winter after planting, it is advisable to mulch them heavily with a light, airy material, as straw or marsh hay. You may wish to salt the tree peonies with mothballs to prevent rodent damage.  Be sure other animals do not pick up the loose moth bait. As with other shrubs, feed with a balance food early each spring or in the very late fall, when leaves have dropped and plants have become dormant.

Your tree peony, once satisfied with the location you have selected should flower in 2-3 years depending on your Zone.  Enjoy!

The Tree peonies arrived too late to plant -- the ground was frozen?

I do provide alternate planting / winter holding methods.  I have found the later the plants arrive, the better.  As when the outside temps from China to here have dropped, the plants hold better, and there is less transportation mold, mildew, and moisture loss.

If the crop comes into to late to plant, we can either hold your purchase here until spring, or you can wrap each individual plant in a newspaper cone filled with dry peat moss. Please keep the plants in a dry, cold area where the temps do not get greater than 30 degrees or colder than zero.  In the spring, plant paper holding cone and all into the designated spot, and let them start up.  We recommend planting just about when the daffodils are starting up.

Tree Peonies sent in Spring?
Plants that are accepted from China in Feb. have over-wintered and are ready for spring planting.
They tend to arrive in great shape, budded and ready to go.

 What to look for in the Spring?

If it has been a normal, wet snow winter, you should see leaves pop out when other trees bud.  The leafing will erupt from the ground, not necessarily from the old tip buds. If it was a dry, drought snow winter, (cold and not much snow), leafing out maybe much later in the Spring.  If they do not leaf out by the following September, there maybe damage.  Damage may occur during the transport process from China or most likely damage occurring at your location.  If you planted them in a very shade loving / or wet spot, the root will tend not to survive.

If the plants do not leaf out, let me know in mid summer.  If they leaf out only a little bit DO NOT DISTURB THE PLANT!!! In that case, they are acclimating to your region.

 Tree Peonies do not characteristically flower ASAP.  They may take up to 5 years before they perform.  Do not disturb the roots or the graft looking for some action!  This will damage the plant and cause it to take longer to acclimate to your eco-system.  Plant tree peonies like you would roses, yucca or even tulips; plant, mark the location, and walk away.  I hope that they will do well for you.  Look for new varieties each spring from us!

WHAT IF THEY DO NOT DO ANYTHING?

Each fall I acquire extras that are planted out with my region as test plants.  Each Fall is different, and Each Winter is too.  By having a test plant, I can monitor how well they survive Winter, and leaf out in Spring.  Some plants arrive in perfect condition, others maybe dry or have slight mold acquired during shipping and this will also affect their performance in Spring.  The general rule is the first spring they may not perform to optimum as they adjust to your climate conditions.  But they should leaf out a bit. 
 However if they begin to leaf out - and stop --. they have begun the process and are alive. This is a typical performance.  Spring weather (unexpected freezes & snowfall) can signal the plant to go back into dormancy.  This is Okay!

But --  If you see no activity by summer of any kind, the plants maybe gone.  In that case, the Chinese grower will give you another plant to try - FOR FREE!  No matter what, do not disturb the plant in question.  As in the following season, they may surprise you and start up.

Tree peonies do not like it wet, and they do not like to be moved around.

I got my plant and it has mold --- what should I do???

I recommend you flush the mold off with rubbing alcohol, and plant asap!

What if you can't plant them when you receive them in the late Fall???

A really good suggestion is to plant them in a big deep Cardboard  box or several sheets of newspaper that has been rolled into a temporary planting cone! 
Either method -- fill the holding unit  full of soil mix and plant the peony as previously instructed above. Water it once, and store it in a cool garage or cold dry basement.  Make sure the temperature stays between 29 - 39 degrees throughout the winter.  Another way is to build a cold box for temporary storage.  At your local building supply store, acquire 5 sheets of R45 board and duck Tape it together like a big box.  Leave the bottom open on the ground, and you tape the last board on top.  The R45 box will trap the natural ground heat.  You may also want to secure the box so it does not blow away.  Then put the box over your planted cardboard plants.  Be sure to bait the box for mice.  The R45 box will keep the tree peonies within their safe temperature range outside all winter.  In Spring- plant the tree peonies box in all into their desire spot.. Mulch and let them go!

****Click Here for the List***

We try at some point to send A 4 color picture certificate can be be issued to the purchaser acknowledging their selection if desired.

Makes A perfect Gift..   We can ship you gift plant directly to your recipient.

All tree peonies are sent with a instruction sheet for planting.
We are booking orders only at this time.  
All Chinese Tree Peonies are Special Request Only!

Got More Questions?   Send me an email!

Feel Free to contact us any time

Email to: admin | info | webmaster

South Creek Nursery of Palmyra
P.O. Box 252 | 4496 South Creek Road, Palmyra, New York 14522
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