Enchanted Forest® River Nymph™ Pieris

Pieris japonica 'River Run'

SKU
05121
An exquisite, prolific flowering variety. Huge clusters of showy buds are on display throughout late winter, opening to pristine white, bell-shaped flowers, followed by glossy red new foliage. Excellent resistance to lace bugs. An outstanding foundation or accent shrub. A hybrid from breeder Sven Svenson. Evergreen.
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6-8

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Filtered sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpee-AIR-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, mounded shrub; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)

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: 6-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!