Pieris

Pieris

Pieris:

Pieris is a medium to small shrub native to Asia, and in particular to China and Japan. It is planted in the garden, in a partially shady area, where it can enjoy the sun only in the warmest hours of the day; needs specific soil for acidophilic plants, lightened with a small amount of sand or pumice stone. Plants recently planted need, during the summer, fairly regular watering, always waiting for the soil to dry between one watering and the next. During the winter, watering is not necessary. Plants that have been living in the ground for a long time need sporadic watering, only in case of fairly prolonged drought. We periodically provide a specific fertilizer for acidophilic plants, the best way to administer it is to spread a slow release granular fertilizer at the foot of the plant at the end of winter. The foliage is dark green, shiny and slightly leathery, the spring shoots are red, pink or orange; the flowers are gathered in thin arched spikes, composed of numerous bell-shaped flowers, white or pink in color. To avoid losing flowering and young shoots, pruning is done when the flowers are withering.


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