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Pieris formosa - 'Wakehurst'

Pieris formosa - 'Wakehurst'
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Pieris formosa - Cultivation Notes

Preferring a sheltered spot in dappled shade Pieris requires well drained neutral to acid soil. Add planting compost when planting as a fertile humus rich soil is required. Avoid very exposed and cold areas.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Pieris formosa:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Pieris formosa

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Pieris formosa:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
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Common Missspellings: Pearis, Pieris, Peris, Piaris, Peoris, Piearis

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