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Pieris Forest Flame

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Evergreen and easy to grow, this shrub adds elegant beauty to the border.

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 27606

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The glorious combination of bright red spring foliage and slightly fragrant white blooms is irresistible on this eye catching Japanese shrub! Evergreen, well branched, and very floriferous, it is a colorful and unusually beautiful Andromeda, just right for use as a specimen or the standout of the sunny to partly shaded border.

'Katsura' begins each spring with long, lovely red leaves among last season's greenery. These are soon joined by racemes of bell shaped blooms of crisp white. The chains of color reach 3 to 5 inches long and last for many weeks, the flowers releasing a subtle candy like sweet scent that your pollinators will love.

After the flowers pass, the foliage (now a dark green) remains through winter, making 'Forest Flame' a good choice for the foundation or other high visibility spot. Best in acidic soil, it is quite tolerant of dry conditions, and doesn't mind clay or sandy soils. Give it the same conditions you give your Rhododendrons, Kalmias, and Camellias, and 'Forest Flame' will be quite happy.

'Forest Flame' is notable for its remarkable heat tolerance as well as its splendid color and scent. You will love the interesting foliage and gorgeous flowers season after season! Highly recommended.