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Pieris japonica

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Pieris japonica - 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 japonica:

  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Pieris japonica

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

Design & Plant Use for Pieris japonica:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
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