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Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

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Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire') at Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouses

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris in spring

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris in spring

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Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire') at Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouses

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris flowers

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire') at Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouses

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  11 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Japanese Andromeda

Description:

A popular ornamental broadleaf evergreen shrub with delicate and showy chains of small white bell-shaped flowers and fiery red emerging foliage, extremely colorful in spring; performs best in moist, organic and acidic soils

Ornamental Features

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris features dainty chains of white bell-shaped flowers hanging below the branches in early spring. It has attractive red foliage. The glossy narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain red throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris will grow to be about 11 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

 
 
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Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
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