Mountain Fire Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, 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|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
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