10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Pieris 'Firecrest' Overview
Pieris 'Firecrest' is an evergreen bushy shrub whose young leaves appear bright red, turning to glossy coppery-green before maturing to dark green. In mid-spring, bell-shaped, cream flowers appear. Also known as Japanese Pieris 'Firecrest', this plant prefers acidic (ericaceous) soil. Fortunately, it will happily grow in containers if your soil is alkaline. This beautiful foliage shrub prefers a sheltered spot with morning shade. All parts of the plant are mildly toxic, so you may want to wear gloves and wash your hands when handling. Lightly prune after flowering - feeding and mulching will promote healthy new growth for the following years flowers. If possible, water container-grown plants with collected rainwater. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit and is an excellent choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
How to harvest Pieris 'Firecrest'
Generally not harvested but flowers are occasionally taken to be included in floral arrangements. Ornamental, hedging, border, specimen. Spring interest. Buds and flowers are poisonous if eaten.
How to propagate Pieris 'Firecrest'
Take softwood or semi hardwood cuttings.
Special features of Pieris 'Firecrest'
Known for attracting bees. Has nectar and pollen rich flowers.
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