Valley Valentine Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||David Don named the genus Pieris after the Pierides or nine muses of mythology|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow grower to 5 to 7 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This Pieris is very useful where soils are acidic and damp most of the year. For homesites, it's ideal under a high canopy of old trees. Perfect on the north and east exposures as foundation planting, but seasonal changes make this perfect for a tidy front-yard shade garden. Large enough to use for background near water gardens or in small Asian-inspired compositions. A perfect candidate for wild woodland gardens in the damp Pacific Northwest.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8