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Pieris 'Forest Flame'

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (182199)

Plant details

A small shrub which perks things up thanks to its burst of bright red new foliage in the spring (making a strong contrast with daffodils), which gradually turns pink, cream and then green. It also has spring flowers. Give a light prune after flowering to create an attractive shape, which also livens things up in winter. It isn't completely hardy and needs to be sheltered from cold winds. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Pieris

Cultivar: Forest Flame

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant: October to March


Reader reviews

Shuv

Love all the Pieris but this is a particular fave of mine, wonderful array of colours all through the year, and needs very little maintenance.


leicestershire

MY FAVOURITE SHRUB IN OUR GARDEN - IT HAS SEVERAL"SEASONS"AS THE BRACTS HOW RED FOLLOWED BY LILY OF THE VALLEY LIKE FLOWERS AND ATTRACTIVE FOLIAGE.
iT CAN GROW QUITE LARGE


shazzza1

hi my pieris has grown quite large i love all the changes it has. just wondering should i trim it and if so were do you start an when, or should i just leave well alone.


Novice23

I have a Pieris which is probably 20years old and when it gets too big I just cut it back to a good shape, it may take a year, but it rejuventates its, and looks great. I have cut it back in spring, before it starts shooting, but also in autumn, when it is getting ready for winter, it does not seem to care when, it just repays your attention. And believe me I do not have green fingers... Just go for it.



Soldier Boy

Forrest flame, i luv it, what a plant. I only have a small cutting in a pot just hope it takes!


Annie31

my Pieris is covered with Black soot and white powdery flecks underneath the leaves. It has not affected it's growth or flowering. This has also spread to my Camellias. Can anyone help? I have cut out the infected sections. Should I spray ?


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