Why we chose it: Our favourites
- Colourful new leaf growth
- Evergreen foliage
- Delightfully coloured spring flowers
- Perfect for beds, borders and pots in light shade
- You’ll get one plant in a 2-litre pot
Pieris are very popular evergreen shrubs, providing lots of interest all year round and commonly known as lily of the valley shrub. Pieris japonica Katsura is a fabulous variety, selected for its continuous deep wine-red coloured new leaf growth during spring and summer. From March to May, it bears sprays of rose-pink, scented flowers that cascade over the glossy evergreen foliage. But that’s not all – the deep purple flower buds provide winter interest. Truly breathtaking! It has a compact habit and dark green foliage for the rest of the year. It is an RHS Plants For Pollinator choice too.
Pieris need a position in light or partial shade, certainly out of early morning sunshine, and a lime-free, acidic soil. They love the same conditions as rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias and look fabulous when grown with these other lime-hating plants. It will also make a fabulous talking point when grown on its own in a large container, using ericaceous compost.
Height 150cm (60in), Spread 150cm (60in)
All our plants come with full cultural and growing instructions, which are also available to download. See Growing Guide tab above.
Plants will be despatched within 3-5 working days. Price of plants & bulbs includes FREE shipping.