White Pearl Pieris

Pieris japonica 'White Pearl'

This showy evergreen shrub delights with prolific, upright clusters of bell-shaped flower panicles in late winter to spring. Pink to bronze-red tinged new foliage ages to lustrous green. Compact form is ideal for massing in beds or as a clipped hedge.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More

Good to grow!7


Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

We no longer grow this plant

This page is for reference only. If you are looking for a plant to purchase, please use our Plant Finder to discover the perfect plant for your garden.

Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical PronunciationPY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Design IdeasPlant this highly ornamental evergreen shrub in a spot where it can dress up the cool-season garden with its showy,upright clusters of pale green flower buds that form early and persist, finally opening to lovely bell-shaped flowers in late winter to spring as colorful new spring foliage emerges. Because its lower growing, spreading form is easily maintained at less than three feet, this is an ideal shrub for massing under larger trees, or grouped to anchor the back of a border, and is easily maintained as a small clipped hedge.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBronze
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide well drained, humus rich, acidic soil. Shelter from harsh wind. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply an acid fertilizer after bloom and mulch to keep roots cool.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!