Botanical name: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Other names: Japanese pieris 'Mountain Fire', Lily of the Valley bush, Andromeda
Variety or Cultivar: 'Mountain Fire' _ 'Mountain Fire' is an evergreen shrub with shiny, ovate leaves that emerge red, then change to bronze then dark green. In spring, it bears densly packed racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers.
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' is: Evergreen
Flower: White in Spring
Foliage: Red in Spring; Bronze in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in Winter
Toxicity: Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Lacebugs
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' (Japanese pieris 'Mountain Fire') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland
Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil in sun or shade. May need protection in winter until established.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid
Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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