pieris japonica 'mountain fire' (japanese pieris)

Size: 2 gallon
  • panicles of slightly fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers
  • new leaves emerge bright red, changing to green
  • upright, mounding habit
  • bloom time: april
  • this evergreen is a hybrid cross of pieris japonica, pieris formosa and pieris floribunda
  • zone 5
  • height 150-175cm
  • spread 125-150cm 
  • colour white
  • pieris grows best in constant moisture, (but not standing water), in a fertile soil with a low pH
  • seed capsules should be removed to promote next year's flower
  • young plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and winter sun in an exposed location
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • fragrant
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)