• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    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 growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    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.
    Companion PlantsOregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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