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Mountain Fire Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Pronunciation: PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #06520
5-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
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.

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