Planting Pieris In Pots - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by thekidisnot
March 10, 2001
I would like to plant a evergreen shrub in a pot to help screen our neighbours. It has to go into a pot. Would a pieris be suitable for this purpose, or would that be too large? If it is suitable for this, how big should the pot be?

Answer from NGA
March 10, 2001
Pieris is a lovely evergreen plant which produces early spring bloom and has interesting juvenile foliage color. It can be grown in a container providing you water and fertilize regularly. Begin with a 5-7 gallon pot and graduate up as the plant matures. Choose a pot with adequate drainage holes and fill it with a good commercial potting mix rather than garden soil. With proper care your pieris should thrive in a decorative pot.

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