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Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' /Mountain Fire Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'  / Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
A selection noted for its unique red coloration in the new foliage
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A selection noted for its unique red coloration in the new foliage

New spring growth

Tufts of the new red foliage as it emerges in spring

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Scientific Name: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Common Name: Mountain Fire Pieris
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Has bright red leaves in early spring that change to pink to green. 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. This variety is subject to root rot.