Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Scarlet O'Hara'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pieris (pee-AIR-iss) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scarlet O'Hara

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Westport, Connecticut

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brookeville, Maryland

Carmel, New York

Gastonia, North Carolina

Beaverton, Oregon

Clover, South Carolina

Dillwyn, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 8, 2007, Treadwell from Westport, CT wrote:

White flowers, good long lasting bloom period a bit later and longer lasting than other Pieris. Habit is more slender and upright than some Pieris. New growth is bronze-green to bright orange-red, hence the name. Grows 5-6 (7)ft in 8-10 years. Best in light shade, does not do well in southwest exposures. Likes moist acid soil with plenty of added organic matter. More adaptable to soil conditions with moderate ph than many other ericaceous plants. Prune flowers after blooming; forces new growth and prevents plant from setting seed which can be a drain. Nice in the border, foundation or as a specimen.