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Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose'

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

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral RexEdwardFairy On Jul 8, 2012, RexEdwardFairy from (Zone 10b) wrote:

Just bought one of these. In Australia, where I live they are marketed as temperate to subtropical. Subtropical being about 10-11 in USDA zones. So given I'm in a subtropical zone, I bought it. Interesting to then find this website (that I do a lot of research on - usually BEFORE I buy a plant) puts this as a Zone 4 plant. I'll see how I go and report back.

Positive pmsunderwood On Jun 30, 2010, pmsunderwood from Olive Branch, MS wrote:

In zone 7, mine looked great on my patio for a year, then i moved it into direct sun for a treat. MISTAKE! It liked being behind the screening of the patio. Bought 2 more to keep on the patio.

Neutral johngrays On Mar 31, 2006, johngrays from Lincolnton, NC wrote:

I bought a couple of these last fall planning to plant them then but never did.
They did fine in their pots I bought them in.
They were sitting under a tree.
I am in area 7b.
Northwest of Charlotte.

Positive sterhill On Mar 20, 2006, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

My neighbor has this plant and it stopped me in my tracks when I saw it Saturday. Magnificent! Had a million tiny bells all over it. She has it is a very shady area and her soil is ammended to where it is very rich.

Neutral jladybug1 On Mar 19, 2006, jladybug1 from Burkesville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just purchased this plant and it looks wilted. I haven't planted it yet because I was afraid it might be too cool. We just went from 65-70 weather down to 40-45 weather. 03/19. I am new at this gardening and guess I will have to learn by trial & error unless someone knows if it is safe to plant this outside in this temperature

Negative patp On May 4, 2005, patp from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I don't recommend this plant for Summerville, SC. Don't know why, but it doesn't survive this climate (hot and humid) and/or soil conditions (clay, clay, clay). Sad, though, because it's such a beautiful plant.

Neutral ladyannne On May 3, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the newest favorites I have lots to learn about! It's delicate flowers are exquisite!


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

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Dayton, Ohio
Conway, South Carolina

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