- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 7 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
The Dorothy Wycoff Pieris, more formally called the Pieris Japonica Andromeda - Dorothy Wycoff, is a popular ornamental shrub with a contemporary-meets-rustic style. Reaching between 5 and 7 feet tall, this evergreen grower has broad, glossy, dark-green leaves, and hanging racemes with stunning red flower buds that open into pastel-pink, bell-shaped flower clusters in early spring. It’s intoxicating fragrance, reminiscent of Lily of the Valley, only contributes to the high-demand of this robust, compact grower.
Native to the southeastern United States, The Dorothy Wycoff Pieris is very hardy and critter resistant, although some gardeners in areas with high populations of deer recommend using repellent spray, starting on planting day. The early spring nectar of the flowers is an excellent source for beneficial pollinators. New growth on the Dorothy Wycoff Pieris is deep coral to red in color, and mature leaves are a saturated emerald green.
Dorothy Wycoff Pieris Care
The Dorothy Wycoff Pieris should be planted in well-drained, moist soil. Mulch is a great option to protect and shelter this showy shrub. It tolerates acidic soil and grows well in areas with low humidity. It is partial to sun and dappled shade, and needs weekly watering that increases in frequency during times of extreme heat. You can use Azalea and Camellia food and fertilizer for your Dorothy Wycoff Pieris.
This shrub should be pruned in the late spring, just after flowering. Start by cutting branches just above a set of leaves. The Dorothy Wycoff flowers on last year’s branches. If possible, this plant should be protected from harsh winter winds, and many growers opt to place them under mature trees.
Dorothy Wycoff Pieris Spacing
These gorgeous shrubs should be planted 18 inches apart from center to center, and are ideal for mass plantings and foundations. If you prefer a more organic look, they can also be planted further apart or as individual plants. They grow well in large outdoor containers and look particularly stunning when planted as a hedge or border.
Dorothy Wycoff Pieris Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet
|Mature Spread: 5 - 7 Feet
|Spacing: 5 - 7 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White
|Flower Description: Pale Pink
|Bloom Period: Late March To Mid-April
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
|Common Name: Dorothy Wycoff Pieris
|Scientific Name: PIERIS JAPONICA `DOROTHY WYCOFF`
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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