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Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' (Japanese pieris 'Mountain Fire')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity
Toxic - Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Toxic - Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Other names: Japanese pieris 'Mountain Fire', Lily of the Valley bush, Andromeda

Genus: Pieris Pieris

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

Habit: Compact

Toxicity: Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Lacebugs Lacebugs

Specific diseases: Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Other names: Japanese pieris 'Mountain Fire', Lily of the Valley bush, Andromeda

Genus: Pieris Pieris

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

Habit: Compact

Toxicity: Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Lacebugs

Specific diseases: Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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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

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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