Pieris Forest Flame - Knowledgebase Question

new york, ne
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Question by remoteone67
July 17, 2005
My plant is approx 1.5 metres tall X 1 metre wide & in a pot approx .75 metres wide. It is now getting leggy. Am I correct in thinking its growth is now being restricted & will it be okay to now place it in open ground?

Answer from NGA
July 17, 2005
You'd be doing your pieris a favor by planting it in the ground. It will eventually outgrow the container, and restricting the roots will stunt the plant's growth. Wait until early fall to plant it in your garden; next spring, when new growth begins, prune your shrub back by one-third. The new growth should emerge from the tips of the stems and from lower down on the main stems. This will help renew your pieris and make it compact and bushy. Enjoy!

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