Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica

Pieris

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pieris japonica
  • Common name: Pieris
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 4m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Colourful new growth, Flowers

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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.

Grow Pieris japonica 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
  • 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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