|Lily Of The Valley Bush|
|'Flame of the Forest'|
|Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|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|
Other: Emerging leaves are bright red in color, fading to pink and maturing in summer to dark, glossy green.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late winter or early spring
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
|Parentage:||Pieris japonica x Wakehurst|
|Child plants:||2 child plants|
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.
|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'.
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