Pieris japonica Little Heath
Pieris japonica “Little Heath” is a lovely, dwarf-growing shrub with variegated foliage. In early spring the plant develops plenty of flowering buds out of which bright white flowers emerge.
The new foliage shoots are bright, salmon pinkto red; they give a second burst of colour to this shrub, just after the flowering in spring.
Details Pieris japonica Little Heath
- Suitable for Small Gardens
- Blooms: April – May
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 80 cm – 100 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Japonica Little Heath
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a long-lived hardy evergreen shrub. It thrives in acid lime free soil and dislikes chalky soils.
You can plant in autumn or spring. Add peat at time of planting and plant in partial shade. They flower in April or May. This shrub does not like pruning much just cut back old straggly bits in late summer or autumn.