• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasThis is a perfect little plant for sheltered gardens needing solid foundational shrubs. Works well on north side of house or in areas influenced by buildings and tree shade. A natural in the acidic conditions beneath conifers and hardwoods. A beautiful light plant for the dappled shade of woodland gardens where greens tend to fade into darkness.
    Companion PlantsPieris belongs with other acid loving plants such as Sunset Pink Azalea, (Azalea x 'Sunset Pink'), April Remembered Ice Angels Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'), King Edward VII Flowering Currant, (Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII") and Hellikki Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Hellikki').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually 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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Pieris is a genus of ericaceous plants from Asia and North America. The original parent of most contempoary hybrids is P. japonica, introduced in 1784, from that first collected in Japan by Carl Thunberg of the Dutch East India Co. The variations in coloring can be traced to early breeding with P. formosa from the Himalayas resulting in P. floribuna hybrids.
    Lore:
    The small bell shaped flowers of Pieris signifies that these plants belong in the Ericaceae family.