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Pieris – Interstella® – Lily of the Valley shrub – Pieris japonica

Garden Height
36 - 48
Spacing
36 - 48
Spread
36 - 48
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink, White
Light Level
Full Shade, Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Resists: Deer

Fun Facts

This plant goes by a few different common names: andromeda, Japanese andromeda, lily of the valley shrub, and Japanese pieris. Its scientific name, Pieris, derives from the collective name of the muses of Greek mythology. Very fitting for such a beautiful shrub!

Long Blooming

Winter Interest

Maintenance Notes

Pieris is related to rhododendrons and as such, requires similar conditions: acidic soil, moist but well drained soil, and protection from the worst of winter winds, especially in the colder parts of its range. A 2-3"/5-7cm layer of mulch is very beneficial.

This plant should not be regularly pruned or cut back, but you may selectively remove branches as needed to develop the shape you wish.

Uses Notes

Pieris makes an outstanding specimen, especially in shaded areas that can be difficult to fill with something truly special. However, with its beautiful evergreen foliage, it lends itself to being planted just about anywhere. 

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil