Brookside Miniature Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Brookside Miniature'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Sensational Dwarf Shrub|
Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply and regularly 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9