Hybrid Andromeda (Pieris 'Forest Flame')

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Also sold as:
Flame of the Forest

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


A Cold Snap Stops Everything for a WeekA Cold Snap Stops Everything for a Week
April 11, 2010

Everybody seemed happy in the sun. Instead of looking down at the ground on their way to work, people held their heads high and were stopping to look at the wonderful spring flowers. Then it became overcast and the rain started; cold days and very cold nights set in for a week. On Monday morning we all awoke to clear blue skies; the sun came out, and everything was suddenly happy once again.

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Posted by HemNorth (Castlegar, B. C. Canada - Zone 5b) on Apr 2, 2018 3:41 AM

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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