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Pieris Forest Flame - 9 cm Pot
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A beautiful shrub discovered as a chance seedling at Sunningdale nurseries around 1946. It produces panicles of flowers from late autumn which open in spring to form drooping casades of small white pitcher shaped flowers. In addition and the reason it has this particular name are the flaming red new growths which cover the plant in spring and occasionally intermittently through the summer. Pieris are very similar to Rhododendrons and require an acid or neutral lime free soil preferably one that is moist but with good drainage. As the new growth can be damaged by late frosts a protected location or one slightly over hung is best but not essential to the survival of the plant which is quite hardy. A delightful plant which can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality ericaceous John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.

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Pot size 9 cm
Size of the Pot 9 cm
Foliage Evergreen
Height ( fully grown ) 2.5 - 4 Mtrs
Spread 1.5 - 2.5 Mtrs
flowers White large drooping panicles with pitcher shaped florets
Location Sun or semi shade
pruning Late spring
Other Attributes Flaming red young growth mainly in spring. Attractive evergreen foliage
Key Feature Large shrub
Hardines H6 ( -20 tp -15 C)
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Loam, Peat
season of interest Spring
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