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Pieris Japonica

Botanical Name:

Pieris japonica

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec

Plant Type

Poisonous, Shrub

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

The showy floral buds mature in late summer and are attractive in fall and winter. They give way to showy white (or pink) inverted urn-shaped flowers in 3-6 inch long terminal, drooping clusters that bloom in late winter to early spring. Individual flowers are 1/4 inch long. There are 5 calyx lobes that are valvate. There are 5 corolla lobes that are waxy and urceolate. There are 10 stamens.

Fruit

Fruits are a dehiscent, 5-valved capsule that persist into winter.

Taxonomy

Order

Ericales

Family

Ericaceae

Genus

Pieris

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