• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Dark pink buds open to white flowers, late winter to spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pee-AIR-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh)
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Dark pink buds open to white flowers, late winter to spring
    Flower color:White
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a 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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hybrid selection is a cross between Pieris 'Valley Valentine and 'Kubas', from a collection of Pieris by renown breeder Sven Svenson.