Discrepancy between store tag and web tag - Knowledgebase Question

Kansas City, Mi
Question by snyderjohnso
October 22, 2009
In the Liberty Home Depot, a shrub labeled,

Answer from NGA
October 22, 2009


Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff' is hardy in USDA zones 4-8 so it will be happy in your zone 5 garden. This compact, rounded shrub produces reddish-purple buds that first open as soft-pink then mature to white. It grows to about 5 feet high and wide, making it a superb specimen for a container or small garden. It grows best in acidic, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. You can prune it to keep it smaller. I think the web description pertains to Pieris species, not the cultivar 'Dorothy Wyckoff'. We'll see if we can't get that description fixed!

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