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PlantFiles: Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

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

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Meig On Jul 13, 2007, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Slow grower that doesn't like windy sites. Must be protected in the winter or ends up with lots of winter killed branches.


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

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Elk Grove, California
Merced, California
Paradise, California
East Hartford, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut
Bear, Delaware
Kennesaw, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Countryside, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Carmel, Indiana
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Arnold, Maryland
Ellicott City, Maryland
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts
Mount Clemens, Michigan
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Crestwood, Missouri
Farmington, Missouri
Society Hill, New Jersey
Garden City Park, New York
Kinderhook, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Monroe, North Carolina
Beckett Ridge, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Deschutes River Woods, Oregon
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon
Duboistown, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Christiana, Tennessee
Cedar Hills, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia
Poulsbo, Washington
Lesage, West Virginia
West Union, West Virginia
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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