Prelude Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Prelude'

A useful dwarf selection that flowers later than other varieties. Lovely clusters of pure white flowers on short stalks shine against rich, dark green foliage on a densely branched globe shaped form. New leaves emerges with a pinkish tint. Evergreen.
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5 - 8

Good to grow!8


Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design IdeasThis is the perfect Lily of the Valley for very small gardens and will make a great spring flower show in narrow borders and pocket beds. Plant as a single, or mass in irregular groups around landscape boulders. Use as a backdrop for small water gardens and fountains. Excellent foundation plant that won't overgrow small patio gardens. Just as useful in the large woodland garden, where it remains low enough to preserve the sense of space.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth Habit5
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureYear-round interest

Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, 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; reduce frequency once established. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!