Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’
Japanese pieris ‘Mountain Fire’, Lily of the Valley bush, Andromeda
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.
Leaves and flower nectar may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White in Spring
Red in Spring; Bronze in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in Winter
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Leaf spot , Phytophthora root diseases
Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings
Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ (Japanese pieris ‘Mountain Fire’) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.
Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Woodland
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acidic soil in sun or shade. May need protection in winter until established.
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West