Plant In Profile



There are many varieties of Pieris (Pieris japonica), growing anything between 1 and 3 metres. From late winter into spring, they bear beautiful sprays of pendulous flowers which vary in colour from white to shades of pinky-red. The new foliage is commonly a reddish-copper colour which in most varieties turns to pale pink, cream and finally green. For best results, plant Pieris in semi-shaded areas with good drainage, apply Garden Gold™ which is a controlled release fertiliser lasting 2-3 months  and mulch well to avoid drying out. The most popular varieties are Temple Bells, Forest Flame, Shojo, Christmas Cheer & Mountain Fire. For best results, plant in a cool, moist position with filtered sun.