Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Greensboro, North Carolina

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Disputanta, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Ames Lake, Washington

Langley, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 23, 2003, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

'Flaming Silver' is a lovely sport from Pieris 'Forest Flame' (aka P. 'Havila'). New growth is pinkish red, variegation on foliage turns from initial pink to chartreuse, then matures to creamy silver-white. Growth is slow and compact although it grows faster than the P. japonica 'Variegata' variety.