Little Heath Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||The small bell shaped flowers of Pieris signifies that these plants belong in the Ericaceae family.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Holly (Ilex)|
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: 5-9