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Pieris japonica 'Compacta'

Compacta Japanese Pieris

Pieris

Comments

A truly ornamental broadleaf evergreen shrub, prized for its delicate and showy chains of small white bell-shaped flowers and brilliant red emerging foliage; slow growing, dense and upright; performs best in moist, organic and acidic soils

Description

A truly ornamental broadleaf evergreen shrub, prized for its delicate and showy chains of small white bell-shaped flowers and brilliant red emerging foliage; slow growing, dense and upright; performs best in moist, organic and acidic soils

Landscape Attributes

Compacta Japanese Pieris is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Compacta Japanese Pieris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Compacta Japanese Pieris will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet

4 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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