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Pieris japonica 'Karenoma' /Lily-of-the-Valley Bush

Pieris japonica 'Karenoma'  / Pieris japonica 'Karenoma'
Handsome, specimen growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden
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Handsome, specimen growing in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Clusters of seed heads on the pieris

Close-up image of the dangling racemes

Foliage and seeds in late summer

Foliage and seeds

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Scientific Name: Pieris japonica 'Karenoma'
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Valley Bush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: An excellent evergreen shrub for the Upper South. Cannot tolerate the hot, humid conditions of the Coastal South. New foliage emerges in tones of light pink to green. There are always something going on with Pieris --early spring foliage color, flowers, and dangling racemes of seeds for the remainder of the year. This cultivar is reported to be quite hardy to cold temperatures.