20 years to reach maturity
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.
How to harvest Japanese Pieris
Generally not harvested but flowers are occasionally taken to be included in floral arrangements.
How to propagate Japanese Pieris
Take softwood or semi hardwood cuttings.
Special features of Japanese Pieris
Attracts useful insects
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.