• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pee-AIR-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia); Scotch Heather (Calluna); Holly (Ilex); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
    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:
    The produce of a planned breeding program conducted by noted plantsman Sven Svenson in Hopewell, Oregon, with the objective of developing new compact Pieris plants with upright inflorescences, stable and attractive flower color and good garden performance.This variety originated from a 1998 seedling selection of a cross between Pieris japonica 'Reversal' (non-patented) as the female (seed) parent, and P. japonica var. taiwanensis 'Shears' as the male (pollen) parent. It was selected as a single flowering plant within the progeny, then propagated in a controlled environment.

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