OK
In progress indicator

Pieris japonica 'Carnival' (Pieris 'Carnival' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pieris japonica 'Carnival'

Other names

Pieris 'Carnival' , Japanese pieris

Genus

Pieris Pieris

Variety or Cultivar

Carnival Series _ 'Carnival' is a compact shrub with small green leaves that are edged white and turn pink in winter. In spring it has bright red new growth following ivory white flowers.


Pieris japonica 'Carnival' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

White, Red, Green in Spring; White, Pale-pink, Green in Summer; White, Green, Flushed pink in Autumn; White, Green, Flushed pink in Winter

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


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Pieris japonica 'Carnival' (Pieris 'Carnival' ) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pieris japonica 'Carnival'

Other names

Pieris 'Carnival' , Japanese pieris

Genus

Pieris Pieris

Variety or Cultivar

Carnival Series _ 'Carnival' is a compact shrub with small green leaves that are edged white and turn pink in winter. In spring it has bright red new growth following ivory white flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

White, Red, Green in Spring; White, Pale-pink, Green in Summer; White, Green, Flushed pink in Autumn; White, Green, Flushed pink in Winter


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 japonica 'Carnival' (Pieris 'Carnival' ) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pieris japonica 'Carnival' (Pieris 'Carnival' )

Common pest name

Andromeda lace bug; Pieris lace bug

Scientific pest name

Stephanitis takeyai

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Eradication was attempted 1996-2006; but pest now considered established.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form

Taken April 2012 (22/04/2012)

(28/04/2013)

CARNIVAL May 2012 (13/05/2012)

Upload your own photo
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Loamy, Sandy Tell us...
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Acid Tell us...
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: South, East, West Tell us...
Exposure: Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4) Tell us...

DISCUSS THIS PLANT

New leaves are glossy green

Are the leaves meant to be glossy green at this time of year or should I cut them out? Thanks read more

There are 0 active discussions about Pieris japonica 'Carnival' (Pieris 'Carnival' )

View all discussions

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

My Garden
My Garden
MundyE
My Garden
My Garden
Sylvia Gainsborough
My Garden
My Garden
Steve Czyrko
My Garden
My Garden
Donald Hart
My Garden
My Garden
Greg Bedson
Threshing Barn
Threshing Barn
FORK Prefab Gardens

Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel