- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
The Avalanche Pieris or Pieris japonica 'Avalanche' is a springtime blooming shrub that makes a big impression. Small, lantern-shaped flowers grow along thin stems, creating strings of abundant flowers. Broad, leathery-green leaves peak out in between the flower clusters. While the flowers steal the show during April and May, the Avalanche Pieris is evergreen, so it provides color year-round. The foliage turns a bronzy color during the fall.
This shrub creates an impressive border or use it to anchor a bed or mass planting. The broad, upright growth habit makes the Avalanche Pieris a good privacy screen around a deck or patio. This Pieris is low maintenance and easy to maintain. Deer do not favor this beauty, so it will hold up against foraging animals.
Avalanche Pieris Care
The Avalanche Pieris likes partial sun, so choose a spot that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day. Plant it in rich, moist, well-drained soil with an acidic pH. Deeply water the plant weekly to keep the soil consistently damp but not soggy. Apply a layer of mulch to retain moisture and help the Pieris thrive.
Use an acidic fertilizer once during the early spring, like one formulated for rhododendrons or azaleas. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage another flush of flowers. The Avalanche Pieris has an excellent shape and does not generally need to be trimmed or shaped.
Avalanche Pieris Spacing
This large shrub will mature to 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Plant shrubs 5 to 6 feet apart to create a continuous border or privacy screen while allowing air to circulate around the foliage.
Avalanche Pieris Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Avalanche Pieris|
|Scientific Name: Pieris jap. 'Avalanche'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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