Passion Frost Andromeda

Passion Frost Andromeda

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Snowy Foliage, Fiery Blooms!
SKU v2356
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 8

Mature Height

4.5 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Poor

Description / Passion Frost Andromeda

This Dutch introduction offers a completely unique look for Pieris (Andromeda), combining stable variegation with deep rosy-pink blooms in great abundance. If you're looking for a lovely little spring-blooming shrub to perk up the garden, Passion Frost is the one you want!

The flowers are most remarkable, deep purple-influenced rose rather than the white or cream of most other Japanese Pieris. They hang in 6-inch clusters all over this very well-branched shrub, demanding attention in mid- to late spring.

As lovely as the blooms are, it's difficult to miss them when they pass and the variegation of the long, pointed leaves really stands out. Boasting a thin white edge and central stripe, the dark green foliage is lush and eye-catching. You can rely on this evergreen to keep its good looks season in, season out.

Passion Frost reaches 4 to 4 1/2 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. It makes a fine foundation or hedge subject, and is a standout in the border. Best in full sun in all but the hottest regions, it tolerates a wide range of soil types, including heavy and poor soils. It is very low maintenance once established, and a year-round delight for the landscape. Zones 5-8.

Product Details

Genus Pieris
Species japonica
Variety 'Ralto'
PPAF PP#19,331
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Red, Rose
Max Bloom Size 6.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Foliage Color Cream, Dark Green, Variegated, White
Resistance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Flower, Free Bloomer, Variegated
Uses Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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