Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

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Stunning Kaleidoscopic Shrub | Year-Round Interest
SKU 27986
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 8

Mature Height

7 Feet

Mature Width

7 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Pieris 'Forest Flame'

A stunning shrub of extremely bright foliage and charming flowers providing year-round interest. New whorls of spring leaves metamorphose kaleidoscopically—emerging flame red, fading pink, and paling creamy white—before reaching glossy dark summer green. It creates a striking backdrop for the hanging clusters of bead-like blushing buds (set the previous summer) blossoming into large showy panicles of waxy, urn-shaped, white flowers, similar to lily of the valley.

The broadleaf evergreen shrub has a dense, upright habit and is slow growing, typically reaching 4 to 7 feet tall and as wide. It prefers organically rich, humusy, acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soil and a protected location with full to dappled sunlight and some afternoon shade. It is a good companion plant for rhododendrons and azaleas.

Uses: Shrub Border, Informal Hedge, Foundation Plant, Woodland Garden

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Pieris
Species japonica
Variety 'Forest Flame'
PPAF PP#15,452
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Foliage Color Burgundy, Dark Green, Red
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Uses Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI, WI
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