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Japanese Andromeda, Pieris japonica, Shrub Seeds (Showy Fragrant Evergreen)


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  • Bonsai, Evergreen, Flowering Shrub, Fragrant Flowers, Shade Tolerant, Acid Loving, Deer Resistant.
  • Japanese Andromeda is a rounded and compact evergreen shrub with something to offer the gardener in every season. In late winter or early spring it produces sweetly scented white or pink flowers in showy pendulous clusters.
  • The flowers are bell-shaped (like blueberry or lily-of-the-valley flowers), about a quarter inch long, and produced in 6" hanging or semi-erect panicles clustered at the branch tips.
  • The fruits are little dry capsules hanging like a string of beads. Bead like pink flower buds are set in late summer for the following year provide winter interest and contrast to the evergreen foliage. Japanese pieris gets 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide, with short branches and a dense mass of foliage.
  • The leaves are evergreen elliptical, 2 to 3 inches long with toothed margins. They start out coppery red and mature to bright glossy green. Pieris is derived from Pierides, an alternative name of the mythological Muses, the goddesses of the arts.

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Other Names: Japanese Pieris, Japanese Andromeda, Andromeda japonica, Lily of the valley bush Zone: 5 to 8 Growth Rate: Slow Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering Shrub Family: Ericaceae Native Range: Japan, Taiwan, Eastern China Height: 9 to 12 feet Spread: 6 to 8 feet Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: White Flower/Fruit: small, white, urn-shaped flowers; 0.25" long, slightly fragrant, held in pendulous, 3" to 6" long clusters Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Evergreen: plant for cool, acid, woodsy conditions. Water: Medium Maintenance: High Drought Tolerance: Low Site Requirements/ Soil Tolerances: prefers a moist, well-drained, cool, organic, acidic soil. It grows best in locations sheltered from wind with some afternoon shade but full sun can also be tolerated. General Culture: Mulch heavily with pine needles and/or leaves. Japanese pieris blooms on the previous season's growth, so you should not prune in winter because the flower buds have already formed; instead, prune soon after blooming. If the fruits are allowed to develop there may be fewer flowers the following year, so cut off spent flowers right away, and Japanese Andromeda will produce more flowers the next year. Uses: Use this shrub in a woodland, rock garden, container, shrub border or as a foundation plant. Effective when mixed with other broadleaf evergreens, especially rhododendrons which share the same acidic soil preference. Deer resistant. Sowing Pieris japonica Seeds: The seeds of Japanese Andromeda are extremely small. For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Germination: Surface Sow indoors. Keep warm and moist (not wet). Requires light for germination.

Product details

  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ Dec 11 2015
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ United States
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0197LKI1S

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