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Japanese Pieris

Botanical Name
Pieris japonica
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
9 to 12 feet
Width
6 to 8 feet
Flowers
Spring: white or pink, urn-shaped borne on 3 to 6 inch drooping panicles
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as a container-grown specimen
  • Requires a well-drained soil for survival
  • When growing in the South, provide some afternoon shade
  • Remove spent flowers right after done blooming
  • Shelter from wind
Problems
Leaf spots, die back, lace bug, Florida wax scale, two-spotted mite, nematodes
Varieties
  • Aurea - semi-glossy yellow foliage, carmine-pink flowers
  • Blush - rose-pink flowers, 5 feet
  • Boltman's Pink - attractive bright red flower buds open up to blush-pink flowers
  • Bonsai - small reddish leaves, 12 inches
  • Captain Blood - deep red flower buds open to white flowers
  • Flamingo - purple-red flower buds open to rose-red flowers that hold their color, new growth is bronze-red
  • Valley Fire - new growth is red, white flowers
  • Mountain Fire - firey red new growth, white flowers

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