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Pieris japonica Compact Crimson

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pieris japonica Compact Crimson Japanese Andromeda, Japanese Pieris,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Horizontal Branching, Rounded, Shrub Like

Decorative slow growing medium to large evergreen shrub with horizontal branching. New growth foliage is bronze and fades to a light pink and then turning a glossy green. Masses of clustered, tassle-like crimson buds open to white bell-shaped flowers in Spring. Great for a cottage garden or to use for floral work.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mites, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green, Pink
Flower Colour: Burgundy, White, Red
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Low