Habitat: cool, part shade
Height: 1.5 m
Width: 1.0 m
Soil: with plenty of humus, acid
Pieris are popular evergreen shrubs for much the same situations as rhododendrons, often growing together in the wild. There are some dwarf forms, but most are capable of growing several metres tall in time. The inflorescences are hanging racemes of many small bell-shaped flowers, appearing early in the year and lasting for a long time.
|Pieris 'Forest Flame' is a variety selected for its bright red foliage, as it emerges in spring, then turning pink, then cream, and finally dark green - all a great background for the creamy white flowers.|
|Pieris japonica 'Minor' is a compact, dwarf form.|
|Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' has fiery-coloured foliage spring with long racemes of white flowers.|