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