Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Pieris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pieris 'Forest Flame'
  • Common name: Pieris
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 4m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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Pieris japonica is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub grown for its early display of spring flowers. It's perfect for growing in a shrub border or woodland area. It bears attractive bronze foliage which matures to dark green, and white blooms resembling lily of the valley.

Pieris 'Forest Flame' provides a burst of bright red new leaves in spring, which gradually mature to pink, cream and then green. These contrast beautifully with pretty spring flowers. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Grow Pieris 'Forest Flame' in a sheltered, partially shaded spot in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Mulch annually with well-rotted pine needles.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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