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Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda

Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff'

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This compact, rounded shrub produces reddish-purple buds that first open as soft-pink then mature to white. It grows to about 5 feet high and wide, making it a superb specimen for a container or small garden.

CareGrow in acidic, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back dead or diseased wood in mid-spring.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall. Root greenwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in mid- to late summer.

ProblemsDieback, canker, Phytophthora root rot, lacebug, nematodes.

  • Genus : Pieris
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Containers, Shade
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Interesting Bark, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Winter, Spring, Winter
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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