Little Heath Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'
Pronunciation: PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||A neat, compact shrub with a yellow-green variegation on the margins of the gray-green leaves; new leaves are pink. Showy clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers add to the beauty in spring. Great for use as a low hedge, foundation plant, or container plant. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This is a perfect little plant for sheltered gardens needing solid foundational shrubs. Works well on north side of house or in areas influenced by buildings and tree shade. A natural in the acidic conditions beneath conifers and hardwoods. A beautiful light plant for the dappled shade of woodland gardens where greens tend to fade into darkness.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Holly (Ilex)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The small bell shaped flowers of Pieris signifies that these plants belong in the Ericaceae family.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.