General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 - 7 feet
Plant Spread: 4 - 7 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Emerging leaves are bright red in color, fading to pink and maturing in summer to dark, glossy green.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Parentage: Pieris japonica x Wakehurst
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Hybrid Andromeda
  • Lily Of The Valley Bush
  • Heather
  • Pieris
Also sold as:
  • 'Flame of the Forest'
  • Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'

This plant is tagged in:

  • Posted by HemNorth (Castlegar, B. C. Canada - Zone 5b) on Apr 2, 2018 3:41 AM concerning plant:
    For forty years, I've known this plant as Pieris japonica, this variety being 'Forest Flame'.

    Would it be all right to have an alternate or synonymous name listed as such, for us "Old Timers", so that when we searched for it, it would be acknowledged?

    Thank you.

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