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Mike Farrow
Maryland, USA

INTERSTELLA®

Lily of the Valley Shrub

Pieris japonica

'FARROWPJRF'

pp#31,866; cbraf

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  • Ruby colored blooms
  • Evergreen
  • Long blooming
Description

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)
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.