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Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff' (Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda, Lily-of-the-valley bush, Japanese pieris, Japanese andromeda)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff' pee-AIR-iss jah-PON-ih-kah Common Name: Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda, Lily-of-the-valley bush, Japanese pieris, Japanese andromeda Genus: Pieris
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.
Care: Grow in acidic, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back dead or diseased wood in mid-spring.
Propagation: Sow 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.
Problems: Dieback, canker, Phytophthora root rot, lacebug, nematodes.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Interesting Bark; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Late Winter; Spring; Winter
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Pink Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Hedge, Naturalizing, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Shade, Formal Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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