- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Few landscape shrubs match the year-round interest of the Flaming Silver Pieris. Fragrant, white flowers appear in spring. As a backdrop to these small, bell-shaped flowers, the new leaves emerge bright red before aging to pink and eventually turning green with silver-white edges. The leaves are glossy and stay on the plant throughout the winter. This plant is a vigorous cultivar of Pieris japonica, also known as Japanese andromeda, Japanese pieris, or lily-of-the-valley shrub.
In addition to its good looks, Flaming Silver also offers resistance to deer and prefers a location with partial shade. It is considered a medium-sized shrub with an upright, oval form once mature. Position the pieris near trees and shrubs with coarser or finer foliage than the pieris to create a balanced look in the landscape. Use this Japanese native in hedges, mixed borders, and foundation plantings.
Flaming Silver Pieris Care
Flaming Silver pieris grows best in part shade in a site that is protected from harsh winter winds. Apply a thick layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to protect the root zone in winter and conserve soil moisture in hot, dry weather. Once established, this pieris has average watering requirements, calling for about 1 inch of water per week while the shrub is actively growing. The ideal soil for Flaming Silver is evenly moist, well drained, fertile, and acidic. Alkaline soils or poor nutrition can lead to leaf yellowing, so plan to fertilize the pieris annually in early spring with a fertilizer labeled for acid-loving plants.
Prune this plant just after it finishes flowering in late spring. Cut branches back to just above a set of leaves. Pieris benefits from protection against harsh winter weather, so consider planting it where it will not experience high winds, and apply mulch around the root zone.
Flaming Silver Pieris Spacing
Flaming Silver Pieris grows 6-8 feet tall with a similar spread. Space multiple plants about 6 feet apart for hedges or mass plantings, or give individual plants more room if you want to use them as accents or specimens.
Flaming Silver 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: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Bloom Late April|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red, White|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Flaming Silver Pieris|
|Scientific Name: Pieris jap. 'Flaming Silver'|
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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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.