Lily of the Valley Shrub

Pieris japonica


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  • Ruby colored blooms
  • Evergreen
  • Long blooming

A galaxy of springtime blooms.

Whether you call it Japanese andromeda or lily of the valley shrub, Interstella® pieris will have you seeing stars when it bursts into bloom with thousands of lantern-like ruby-colored blooms in early spring. The long-lasting display is followed by the emergence of dramatic red new growth, and handsome evergreen foliage secures year-round presence and beauty. Thrives in the same conditions as rhododendrons.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.8°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Like other ericaceous plants, pieris demands well-drained, moist, acidic soil.

Pruning Little needed; prune to shape in late spring if desired. Do not habitually cut back.

Uses Specimen, hedging, foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Can grow in full shade but flowering is best with some sun.