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 growing to 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
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 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:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.