Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Red Mill'

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

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)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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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:

Decatur, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Vernon, Vermont

Oakton, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 17, 2005, sdagutis from Oakton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Thick and leathery leaves open bright red, turn mahogany then to lustrous dark green. White flowers bloom in spring. 'Red Mill' is quite insect and disease resistant and much hardier than the species