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Japanese Pieris

Japanese Pieris

Pieris japonica

Native to Japan and eastern China. Broadleaf evergreen shrub to 8' tall. Slow growth rate. Leaves are glossy green. Spring growth is reddish in color. Flowers are small, white and hang in pendulous clusters to 6" long. Blooms in March/April. Prefers partial shade in a moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Avoid windy locations.


Family: Ericaceae
Type: Ornamental
Origin: Japan
Season: Spring




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