• 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 growing to 3 to 4 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    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
    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 & 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.