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Pieris 'Forest Flame' (Pieris 'Forest Flame')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Other names

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Genus

Pieris Pieris

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Flame' _ 'Forest Flame' is an evergreen shrub with green foliage that starts off red, changes to pink and cream and finally becomes green. Panicles of small, cream flowers are produced in spring.


Pieris 'Forest Flame' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Cream, Green, Pink, Red in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lacebugs Lacebugs

Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pieris 'Forest Flame' (Pieris 'Forest Flame') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun to partial 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 Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Other names

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Genus

Pieris Pieris

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Flame' _ 'Forest Flame' is an evergreen shrub with green foliage that starts off red, changes to pink and cream and finally becomes green. Panicles of small, cream flowers are produced in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Cream, Green, Pink, Red in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Lacebugs

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pieris 'Forest Flame' (Pieris 'Forest Flame') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun to partial 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 Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Pieris 'Forest Flame' (29/04/2011)

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Our potted Forest Flame is weighed down with flower buds but all the leaves seem to be turning yellow and dying

Our potted Forest Flame is weighed down with flower buds but all the leaves seem to be turning yellow and dying. Should we be concerned? read more

peris forest flame

with the warm weather we've had,and me forgetting to water it,all the leaves have gone brown,and it looks dead.i've had the plants six years in apot,and was wondering if i plant in the garden,would… read more

Forest Flame - Cutting Back

I have a forest flame that is getting a bit too big for the space. Is it OK to cut it back and if so, when should I do this and are there any guidelines on how best to so it? read more

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