• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing, 2-4 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing, 2-4 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsMiniature Foliage - Reddish Winter Buds - Golden New Growth - Early Flowering - Upright Growth Habit Creates Unique Form
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Originally from Japan, this rarely seen Pieris cultivar has been re-introduced due to it's unique characteristics and exceptional garden merit.
    Lore:
    This genus, Pieris which contains nine species from Asia and North America was classified among the Ericaceous flowering plants in 1834 by David Don, 1799-1841. He named the genus after the Pierides or nine muses of mythology. Pieris is know to be poisonous and is found in pesticides.