General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full 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 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 5 feet
Plant Spread: 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Other: Flower buds form in late summer
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Child plants: 5 child plants

Common names
  • Japanese Andromeda
  • Japanese Pieris
  • Andromeda
  • Lily of the Valley Shrub

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 22, 2019 8:20 AM concerning plant:
    'Valley Valentine' was one of several cultivars of Japanese Pieris that were sold at the nursery I worked at for about 12 years in southeast Pennsylvania. This one of the most popular cultivars was selected by Dr. Robert Tichnor of Oregon State University. It bears maroon flower buds that open to long-lasting deep pink-rose flowers in abundance. It is an upright plant with lustrous, dark green foliage. It grows about 4 feet in 10 years.

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