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PIERIS japonica 'Passion'

Commonly known as Lily of the valley shrub

Reddish-purple flowers. Red new growth
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  • Evergreen - oblong to lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long
  • Red - reddish purple
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, rounded shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these. - leaves and nectar
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees
  • Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot
  • Place of origin - developed in The Netherlands
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - terminal panicles to 15cm (6in) long, clustered at the tips of the shoots
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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Pieris - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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