• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

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

Upcoming Appearances


July 13
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
Lake Bluff, IL

July 14
Sanger House Gardens
Milwaukee, WI

July 20
Ebert's Greenhouse Village
Ixonia, WI

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Melinda's Trees and Shrubs DVD set!

ENTER NOW