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Pieris

Pieris

Planting:

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.


Maintenance:

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:

Zones 5-9