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How tall does Pieris Valley Valentine grow?

How tall does Pieris Valley Valentine grow?

about 5 feet tall
Valley Valentine Japanese Pieris will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines.

Does Pieris japonica like sun or shade?

Best grown in organically rich, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. In St. Louis, Japanese pieris doesn’t seem to perform well in most locations. Summer foliage decline and reduced vigor results in weakened plants that may succumb to a harsh winter.

What conditions do Pieris plants like?

Pieris requires acid soil which is moist but well-drained, and a sheltered, partially shaded spot. If you don’t have acid soil then choose a compact cultivar and grow it in a container of peat-free ericaceous soil.

How do you plant a Pieris Valley Valentine?

Garden care: Add composted pine needles or ericaceous compost when planting and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of composted pine needles or peat each year around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove the faded flower-heads in late spring along with any frost-damaged foliage.

Is Pieris japonica Lily of the Valley?

Pieris japonica makes a superb, large specimen shrub for areas with acid soil. Commonly known as the Lily of the Valley Bush, it makes an excellent choice for a large border or woodland garden. Height: 4m (13′).

Is Pieris poisonous to dogs?

Symptoms of Pieris Poisoning in Dogs. Symptoms generally begin within just a few hours after consumption. Just a few leaves of the pieris japonica plant can prompt the symptoms of poisoning: Abdominal pain.

What is the best Pieris?

The most commonly grown and popular variety is Pieris japonica, illustrated above, which has varieties such as ‘Firecrest’ and ‘ Mountain Fire’. Pieris has bright red coloured new growth in the spring, which fades to a subtle pink and finally green. Many varieties of Pieris have long white flowers in the spring.

Is Pieris poisonous to humans?

Excessive salivation, vomiting, and abdominal pain usually develops 6-8 hours after the plant is eaten. Honey derived from rhododendrons, Pieris and other members of the Heath family can contain toxic levels of grayanotoxin (“mad honey”), and can cause poisoning in people who eat it.

Does Pieris like sun?

Where to plant your Pieris. These plants will do best in full sun or partial shade and will struggle with no sunlight whatsoever.

Is Pieris japonica poisonous?

How poisonous is Pieris japonica?

Seizures and convulsions occur in severely poisoned animals. Mummification of the fetys has been reported in goats eating Japanese pieris. Honey derived from rhododendrons, Pieris and other members of the Heath family can contain toxic levels of grayanotoxin (“mad honey”), and can cause poisoning in people who eat it.

How tall does a Pieris japonica Valley Valentine get?

Synonymous with and sometimes sold as Andromeda japonica. Genus name is the name of one of the Greek Muses. Specific epithet means of Japan. ‘Valley Valentine’ typically matures in a spreading mound to 4’ tall over the first 10 years.

What kind of flowers does Pieris japonica have?

‘Valley Rose’ – pastel pink flowers, deep green foliage (introduced by Bob Tichnor, Oregon State Univ.). ‘Valley Valentine’ – maroon flower buds develop into deep rose-pink flowers, glossy dark green foliage (introduced by Bob Tichnor, Oregon State Univ.). ‘Variegata’ – burnished red new growth, matures to cream-edged foliage; white flowers.

When to plant Valley rose from Pieris japonica?

Pieris japonica ‘Valley Rose’ is a solid performer in the garden. This evergreen shrub has a compact form, which makes it an excellent foundation plant for smaller home lots. But it’s the showy display of spring flowers that earns ‘Valley Rose’ a place in so many landscapes. Airy clusters of pink flowers appear in March and April.

Are there any problems with Valley rose Pieris?

‘Valley Rose’ is deer resistant and generally considered easy to grow. However, the UConn Plant Database ( lists some liabilities common to most Pieris. Lacebug can cause stippling on foliage, making it yellow and unsightly, especially in hot dry sites. Foliage can also become desiccated in winter.