Variegated Japanese Pieris
Pieris japonica 'Variegata'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||The genus Pieris was named after the Pierides or nine muses of Greek mythology.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.|
|Design Ideas||With its ornamental variegated leaves, this small Pieris offers great beauty to pocket gardens. Plant as a single or mass in an irregular group around landscape boulders. Or 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. A crucial plant for wooded homesites on the Pacific Coast, where bright color beneath spreading conifers is always in demand.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Sensational Flowering Shrub|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8