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Pieris 'Firecrest'

Pieris 'Firecrest'

Also known as

Japanese Pieris 'Firecrest', Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub 'Firecrest'

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

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of the young red leaves of Pieris 'Firecrest'

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!

Common problems with Pieris 'Firecrest'

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'

Attracts bees

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

Hedge plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

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