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  • lily-of-the-valley shrub
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

lily-of-the-valley shrub

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £16.99
2 litre pot £16.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Glossy, brilliant red young leaves mature to chestnut brown and in late spring, clusters of pretty, ivory, nodding, bell-like flowers appear, resembling lily-of-the-valley. The fiery red young foliage of this rounded, evergreen shrub will add a splash of vivid colour to a shady border or woodland edge. Pieris needs a moist, well-drained acid soil and shade from morning sun.

  • Garden care: Add composted pine needles or peat when planting. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of composted pine needles or peat each year around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove the faded flower-heads in late spring along with any frost-damaged foliage.

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