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Pieris 'Firecrest'

Pieris 'Firecrest'

Pieris japonica 9 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pieris 'Firecrest' Overview

Large evergreen shrub species with a bushy growth habit. It produces bright red leaves which change to a dark green colour with age. Cream-white, bell-shaped blooms are produced on branched, hanging arrangements.

Common problems with Pieris 'Firecrest'

How to harvest Pieris 'Firecrest'

Generally not harvested but flowers are occasionally taken to be included in floral arrangements.

How to propagate Pieris 'Firecrest'

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Pieris 'Firecrest'

Attracts bees

Known for attracting bees. Has nectar and pollen rich flowers.