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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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Regional

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

Dunnellon, Florida

Kennesaw, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

La Grange, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Carmel, Indiana

Crawfordsville, Indiana

Arnold, Maryland

Ellicott City, Maryland

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Norton, Massachusetts

Mount Clemens, Michigan

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

Farmington, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Piscataway, New Jersey

Kinderhook, New York

New Hyde Park, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Monroe, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

West Chester, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Grants Pass, Oregon

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Poulsbo, Washington

Lesage, West Virginia

West Union, West Virginia

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

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.