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Pieris japonica/Pieris

Pieris japonica / Pieris japonica
Just one of the many seasonal features that can be expected from the Japanese pieris
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Just one of the many seasonal features that can be expected from the Japanese pieris

Spring lily-of-the-valleylike flowers

Specimen plant in full bloom

Close-up image of floral branch in spring

Blooms over an extended period and an excellent container plant

Bell-shaped flowers

Flowers, looking from above the shrub

Seeded racemes later in the summer

A heavily fruited plant in fall near Cincinnati, Ohio

A mature flowering plant

Spring flowers

Handsome container planting in a southern public garden

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Scientific Name: Pieris japonica
Common Name: Pieris
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: A profusion of dainty, white flowers, fragrant blooms and new bronze foliage in spring; interesting brown fruit arranged like beads on a string, and clean neat evergreen foliage are wonderful attributes of pieris. It is excellent for woodland gardens, in a container, and in the shade garden. Drying out or standing in water is extremely damaging to pieris.