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Pieris japonica Spring Candy

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pieris japonica Spring Candy Japanese Andromeda, Japanese Pieris,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Description:
Decorative slow growing compact evergreen shrub. New growth foliage is bright red in spring and turns a glossy green with maturity. Tassle-like buds open to fragrant pink bell shaped flowers in summer. Great for a cottage garden or to use as a small border in a shady area.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

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

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, 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

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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