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Commonly known as Lily of the valley shrub
EvergreenPale green leaves when young
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - beesPests & DiseasesPhytophthora root rot
Flower ShapePaniclesUpright panicles to 15cm (6in) long, clustered at the ends of the shoots
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
PIERIS japonica 'Mountain Fire'
PIERIS japonica 'Valley Valentine'
PIERIS japonica 'Little Heath'
PIERIS forrestii 'Forest Flame'
Buy Varieties of PIERIS
startling silver variegation and scarlet new growth
dainty foliage red then fading to salmon
compact habit dark green foliage and wine-red new growth
variegated foliage with pink buds opening white
a very hardy variety with shiny chestnut-brown new shoots
large dusky red panicles of flowers. In our opinion easily the best non white Pieris