Mountain Fire Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Pronunciation: PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||Fiery red new growth rises from the lustrous evergreen foliage then ages to a deep green. Profuse, broad, drooping clusters of white flowers cool the flames, creating a breathtaking spring show. An ideal shrub for use in a foundation planting or landscape groupings, and an excellent companion shrub for azaleas.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This Pieris is a bold colored plant for partially shaded gardens. It thrives in natural woodland settings. An excellent background plant with conifers in Japanese tea gardens. A great solution for the damp, acidic soil conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Bright foliage color and charming flowers makes it a suitable accent plant for condo and town-house patios, city gardens and courtyards. Valuable foundation plant on north and eastern exposures. Once matured, it can be used as a side-yard privacy screen.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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