• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall and half as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-er-is
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 17
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 6 to 10 ft. tall and half as wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasThis may be the most vivid source of fiery foliage color in partially shaded gardens. This forest floor dweller is at home in natural woodland gardens or in those with an Asian theme. A great solution for the often acidic soil conditions around conifers. Bright foliage color and charming flowers makes it a suitable accent plant for condo and town-house patios, city gardens and courtyards. Valuable foundation plant on north and eastern exposures. Once matured, it can be used as a side-yard privacy screen.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Best planted with humus-rich, well drained, acidic soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.