Pieris japonica 'Deep Pink'
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Pieris japonica 'Deep Pink'

Japanese pieris

  family ericaceae 
  genus pieris 

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Genus  Pieris Species  japonica Variety  Cultivar  Deep Pink Common names  Japanese pieris Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S11935 Data source  HtZn p155
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 12' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Pieris japonica 'Deep Pink' can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Japanese pieris needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to light shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It likes moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Buds   Flowers Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The buds of this plant as well as the flowers are toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Pieris japonica 'Deep Pink' is a woody perennial. Leaves: Japanese pieris has leaves that emerge pink, red and yellow turning dark green. Flowers: This plant has urn shaped tiny flowers in long hanging chains. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. The blossoms are most often a red color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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