• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pee-AIR-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh)
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hybrid selection is a cross between Pieris 'Valley Valentine and 'Kubas', from a collection of Pieris by renown breeder Sven Svenson. United States Plant Patent #29,148 was issued in March of 2018.