Mountain Fire Pieris
- Growth Habit
Pieris Mountain Fire is a partial-shade garden show-stopper. Pieris Mountain Fire offers many unique features: from late winter into spring, the foliage has flaming red tones, and in summer, as it ages, it turns burgundy. In winter, it is thoroughly evergreen and stays that way until red leaves arrive in spring. The spring foliage mixed with the leaves of pure green from the previous year, so it looks almost like red flowers blooming on the bush. It doesn’t take long for the red leaves to give way to fragrant clusters of pinkish-white flowers that form in unusual hanging chains and dangle from the plant.
Broad Leaved evergreen shrub, Early to Mid-Spring flowering with a mature height and width of 6-8'.
Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.
Unfortunately, these shrubs are poisonous to humans and pets. All parts of Pieris japonica contain Grayanotoxins that affect the heart, brain, and nervous system. Pieris Mountain Fire is deer resistant and more pest resistant than other varieties.
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