Lily of the valley shrub

brightly coloured young leaves and panicles of small white bell flowers in spring



Pieris japonica
aka Japanese Andromeda, Flame of the Forest
  • evergreen shrub
  • upright, bushy growth
  • lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves
  • leaves flushed red when young
  • arching racemes of bell-shaped white blooms
  • spring flowering

H 5m
S 4m

part shade

loamy
well-drained


Notes: Gifted a mature shrub from my daughter’s garden as ideal for the Japanesque woodland planting which is where Pieris grow originally. Hence dislikes alkaline soil.