Set out plants 4 to 6 feet apart, in a partially shaded location. Choose a moist, acid, well-drained soil, high in organic content, and a location sheltered from harsh winter winds.

Although a member of the heath family, pieris is not as demanding of an acid soil as are many of its relatives, but will perform better in such soils.


Water during periods of drought. A mulch to conserve moisture will be beneficial. Prune to shape as desired – but do this after plants have flowered. Hot summer and drought are this plant’s major problems, so avoid these conditions and your Pieris will be virtually trouble free.


Zones 5-9