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Variegated Japanese Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Variegata'

Pronunciation: PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #06532

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Description Beautiful, drooping clusters of white flowers highlight this evergreen shrub in spring. The attractive green foliage with creamy white variegation emerges with a pink tint to new growth. The compact form is excellent for use as a highly ornamental foundation planting or in groupings in the landscape.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
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 Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Holly (Ilex); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Camellia (Camellia); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
Care 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.
Lore The genus Pieris was named after the Pierides or nine muses of Greek mythology.

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