Valley Valentine Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
|Description||Beautiful, deep red buds and pendant flowers highlight the cool season. Attractive, bronzy tint to new growth. Compact form excellent as a foundation planting or in groups.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||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.|
|Companion Plants||Grow this Pieris around the spreading brances of Red Cutleaf Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'), or the little evergreen Saint Mary Southern Magnolia, (Magnolia grandiflora 'Saint Mary').Mix it with the soft woodland favorites such as Luxuriant Bleeding Heart, (Dicentra x 'Luxuriant') or Alaskan Fern, (Polystichum setiferum). Particularly lovely in a wild woodland setting with theseasonal color from Snowflake Oakleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake').|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||David Don named the genus Pieris after the Pierides or nine muses of mythology|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8
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