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Pieres Species 140MM

Pieres ‘Species’ – 140MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Lily of the Valley. My family originated from Eastern USA

Botanic Name: Pieris japonica ‘Assorted’

Bushy –

I am a charming and elegant slow growing evergreen shrub.

My new growth is a bronze-red colour, turning to an attractive glossy dark green when older.

I produce massive clusters of light pink buds open to sprays of pink to white bell shaped flowers in winter to spring which are a popular inclusion in wedding bouquets.

I do best in cooler corners and very happy in the shade.

Part Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours)
Height: 2m Width: 2m
I need to be kept moist, particularly in dry times
I prefer a moist well drained soil
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce drooping clusters of delicate blooms in Winter and Spring
I am ideal in a rock garden, container or under deciduous trees
I am also suitable for planting in containers

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

Protect me from frost and excessive sun in a sheltered position
Plant me 1.3m apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Ericaceae
Other names: Japanese Andromeda, Japanese Pieris



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