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Pieris japonica 'Red Head' (Japanese Andromeda)

Japanese Andromeda 'Red Head', 'Red Head'Japanese Pieris


Eye-catching, Pieris japonica 'Red Head' (Japanese Andromeda) is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub that provides desirable winter interest, abundant spring blooms and a striking foliage which emerges bright red before turning glossy, dark green. In early spring, large, clusters of pink buds open to fragrant, urn-shaped, pendulous, creamy-white flowers. Resembling Lily-of-the-Valley blossoms, the flowers contrast nicely with the shiny, dark green foliage.

  • Grows up to 6-8 ft. tall and wide (180-240 cm).
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, acidic, humus-rich, well-drained soils.
  • Generally pest free. Watch for leaf spot. Deer resistant
  • Mass in shrub borders. Perfect as specimen plants, hedges or for foundation plantings. Great with Rhododendrons, ferns, hostas and epidemiums.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Pieris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Pieris
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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