Pieris (Pieris formosa 'Wakehurst')

Botanical names:
Pieris formosa Accepted
Pieris formosa var. forrestii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 - 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: New foliage emerges bright red, maturing to glossy dark green in color.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Child plants: one child plant

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Spring Flowers 2010Spring Flowers 2010
March 29, 2010

After the harsh long winter we all had, the arrival of spring is eagerly awaited. Once the snow was gone the north winds and the frost did not allow much plant growth at all.

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