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Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) 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
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Chartreuse/Yellow
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
On Jul 9, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
i have a pieris mountain fire and i just planted it this year, but what i need to know is how can you propagate it.
i have it in partial shade in zone 8. of course it is still to early to tell whether or not the plant will make it through next year, right now it is fine. can someone please tell me how to propagate it?
On Aug 21, 2001, Trish from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Elegant in foliage and form all year, these plants make good companions to rhododendrom and azalias. Whorls of leathery, narrowly oval leaves: clusters of small, typically white, urn-shaped flowers. Compact, and rounded- typically 3-6 feet tall. New growth is pale green; mature leaves are dull dark green. Blossoms in upright clusters. Very cold hardy. Tolerates sun and low humidity. Most will form flower buds by autumn, so potential flower clusters are possible over winter. Need well-drained but moisture-retentive acidic soil.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Wetumpka, Alabama East Riverdale, Maryland Haverhill, Massachusetts Farmington, New Hampshire Spartanburg, South Carolina Dallas, Texas Kalama, Washington