Species: Pieris japonica
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Cultivars'Bisbee Dwarf', 'Bonsai', 'Cavatine', 'Compacta', 'Dorothy Wycoff', 'Flaming Silver', 'Little Heath', 'Mountain Fire', 'Mountain Fire', 'Nocturne', 'Prelude', 'Purity', 'Pygmaea', 'Red Mill', 'Scarlett O'Hara', 'Snowdrift', 'Valley Rose', 'Valley Valentine', 'var. yakushimanum', 'Variegata', 'White Rim'
Shrub > 8 feet, Shrub 4 to 8 feet
8' - 12' (6' - 8' spread)
Broadleaf evergreen; lustrous dark green leaves; new foliage often apple green, bronze or red; fragrant white flowers resemble lily-of-the-valley, bloom in March/April.
Part shade, Shade
Requires acid (pH 5.0 to 7.0)
Part shade; prefers soil with high organic matter content. May suffer dehydration from winter sun and wind.
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
lacebug, leaf spots, die-back, Florida wax scale; two-spotted mite; nematodes
Bare Root Transplanting
native to Japan; transplant as container grown plant; flowers poisonous to animals
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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