Pieris

Location: Campanile, SW side
Approximate blooming period: spring

Japanese andromeda, Pieris japonica

Origin: Japan, Tiawan, and eastern China 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 4-5 
Height and Form: medium-sized, broadleaf evergreen ornamental shrub up to 10' tall by 8' wide
Foliage and Bark: mature leaves are glossy green, emerging foliage is an attractive reddish color, Leaves and nectar are poisonous, gray brown bark 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: faintly fragrant showy creamy-white flowers shaped like inverted urns, brown five-valved capsules persist throughout the year
Name: Pieris is derived from Pierides, an alternative name of the mythological Muses, the goddesses of the arts.`
ulture: performs well in partial shade in moist, rich, well-drained, acidic soils, but is intolerant of full sun, poor soils
Cultivars/Varieties: A number of cultivars, Dirr (1998) lists over 50


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