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Re: New house...new plants, help please!

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Shel, here is Pieris 'forest flame' in Shoot with member photos. You can add it to your own plant list to get care reminders and add personal notes.

I hope this helps?

Thanks, Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 5th March 2017 06:54

Re: New house...new plants, help please!

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Wonder if it is pieris 'forest flame', looks like sun scorch on the leaves, they like a little shade.

  • Posted: Sat. 4th March 2017 16:22

Re: Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Container gardening

Wait till Sept. then thin it out keeping to the shape of the shrub, this will help it with adapting to the loss of roots or the shock of moving it, water it well before moving and after moving, place it in the shade, so it can get over the shock.

  • Posted: Sat. 26th July 2014 01:21

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Question from Vicky Bailey

In forum: Container gardening

I wondered if anyone could help. I have a large Pieris 'Forest Flame' in a pot and would like to move to a new pot. When is best to do this. It has been in the same pot for years and is probably pot bound, although it never fails to impress me every year with it's ever changing colours and flowers. It also could do with a prune too. Help much appreciated :)

  • Posted: Fri. 25th July 2014 20:56

Rejuvenating Pieris

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi! I agree, Pieris 'Forest Flame' is a beautiful shrub. Pieris, in general, tend to be somewhat short-lived and when grown in moist soil (not sure if that is the case in your garden) do not age gracefully. It sounds like you have two options: remove it (which it is hard to part with mature plants, I know), or hard prune it now and see what happens in the spring. You can give it the same treatment you gave the Rhodos - going so far as to cut it back a foot or less from the ground - but is is a gamble whether the Pieris will respond and rejuvenate or give up the ghost. With any pruning, try to find a bud and make a clean cut just above it. If you decided to hard prune it, leave it be (no need to feed at the moment and water only if we have dry conditions for more than a week or so - unlikely!!). Good luck and if you do cut it back, let me know what happens in spring!

  • Posted: Mon. 21st January 2008 10:15

Pieris pruning

General post from tony butler

In forum: Trees and shrubs

We have got a beautiful Pieris 'Forest Flame' which was in the garden when we bought the house. It is well over three metres tall but leggy. There are three trunks 75-100 mm diameter, There is virtually no foliage below the two metre mark. We had Rhododendrons at the bottom of the garden which I vigorously cut back two years ago and gained a good 5 metres of garden length. They are bushing up nicely. Can I cut the Pieris back, when and by how much? If I cut it back to head height I will be left with three thick sticks with no leaves! I don't want to kill it or mutilate it but what about after care of my three sticks? Thanks.

  • Posted: Sun. 20th January 2008 20:19