Japanese Pieris, Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

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

This plant is resistant to deer

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:

Ketchikan, Alaska

Concord, California

Elk Grove, California

Rancho Murieta, California

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Gastonia, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Clover, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Christiana, Tennessee

Locust Dale, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 11, 2006, Sakhara from Sloughhouse, CA wrote:

Majestic, mountain of a shrub. Oriental and woodland uses in my garden. Even though I heard that it is related to Rhododendrons, I have no trouble with keeping it well watered. Over one month of 90-degree+ temps in partial sun last summer and it didn't so much as flinch. I would like to see it used more often in Sacramento.