Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Also called Mountain Fire Japanese Andromeda
More About Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
- Panicles of slightly fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers
- New leaves emerge bright red, changing to green
- Upright, mounding habit
- Bloom Time: April
This evergreen is a hybrid cross of Pieris japonica, Pieris formosa and Pieris floribunda.
Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris Growing and Maintenance Tips
Pieris grows best in constant moisture, (but not standing water), in a fertile soil with a low pH. Seed capsules should be removed to promote next year's flower. Young plants can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and winter sun in an exposed location.
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeEarly Spring
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)
Landscape usesFoundation planting