Flaming Silver Andromeda (Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’)
Flaming Silver Andromeda
This extremely ornamental broadleaf evergreen features an amazing color show year-round!
Flaming Silver Pieris (Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’) bursts onto the spring scene with fiery red new foliage! Becoming dark-green with silver variegated edges in the summer!
Also known as Japanese Andromeda Flaming Silver, early spring brings soft sprays of pink buds that open into large clusters of small, white bell-shaped flowers.
The fragrant flowers hanging gracefully and attract loads of early emerging pollinators and hummingbirds!
A mounding, dense and multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with glossy narrow leaves, this is one highly ornamental landscape specimen! Finishing off the year by remaining a glossy dark green all winter.
Great accent plants and focal points, these showy shrubs highlight an area on their own or provide a dramatic backdrop of evergreen foliage for year-round greenery for your other beds and borders.
Fantastic as a hedge for privacy and screening, these define your property with four-season color and are even more dramatic when planted en masse.
Sized perfectly for use as a foundation plant, Japanese Pieris anchor your home or garage with all-season beauty while maintaining their size and shape without much fuss or work from you!
Large planters even accommodate this shrub so you can keep the color-changing show nearby! Surround your seating areas and patio with evergreen privacy and seclusion!
Urban condition tolerant, gardens and courtyards of any size can enjoy these shrubs! Line your front yard with a hedge of these colorful bushes where roadside conditions won’t bother them!
Best in full sun in cooler of the USDA growing zones 5-8, Pieris appreciate some afternoon shade or partial shade in the warmer zones, even tolerating full shade in the hottest climates.
Plant in moist, organic, well-drained acidic soil conditions. Keep moderate, yet consistent moisture and mulch the root system to help insulate the roots and better keep consistent moisture levels in the soil.
Deer generally avoid this plant, plus Pieris has few pest or disease issues. Not affected by urban conditions or pollution, these are easy-going plants!
Slower growing, Pieris won’t require much attention or fuss. The occasional pruning for shaping purposes, but be sure to only prune right after flowering, else you may remove next season’s blossoms!
Adaptable and easy-going, this hardy shrub will provide year-round surprises and joy to your landscape!
|Common name||Flaming Silver Andromeda|
|Botanical name||Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'|
|Plant type||Broad-Leaved Evergreen|
|Height||4 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|