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Japanese Pieris

Pieris japonica

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Also known as

Japanese-Andromeda, Lily-Of-The-Valley-Bush

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Japanese Pieris Overview

Pieris japonica is a evergreen shrub with a compact habit. It's evergreen leaves first emerge red in spring before maturing to dark green. In spring it produces long arching stems of white to pink bell shaped flowers.

Common problems with Japanese Pieris

How to harvest Japanese Pieris

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

How to propagate Japanese Pieris

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi hardwood cuttings.

Seed

Layering

By layering.

Special features of Japanese Pieris

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Attracts bees

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

Other uses of Japanese Pieris

This low maintenance plant makes a useful specimen plant when grown in a container, but it equally can be included in cottage garden plantings in woodland areas or on banks and slopes.