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Prelude Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Prelude'

Pronunciation: PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #06522
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Slowly grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Camellia (Camellia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Holly (Ilex); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
Care 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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