Planting position: Full sun through to partial shade
Soil: Suited to Loam and Sand, moist and well drained soil
Eventual height and spread: eventual height of 4 metres with a spread of 2.5 metres
Foliage: Young foliage is bright red becoming pink and cream, finally green.
Flowering period: Small clusters of cream flowers in Spring
Winter hardy: -5
Pieris Japonica.5 litre/23cm pot Glossy, brilliant red young leaves gradually turn pink, creamy white, then dark green. In late spring, clusters of pretty, ivory, nodding bell-like flowers appear, resembling lily-of-the-valley. The fiery red young foliage of this upright evergreen shrub will add a splash of vivid colour to a shady shrub border or woodland edge. One of the best varieties, this Pieris needs a moist, well-drained acid soil and shade from morning sun.