Mountain Fire Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

SKU
06520
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.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit5
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (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

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