Lily-of-the-valley shrub

Pieris 'Forest Flame'

Lily-of-the-valley shrub - Pieris  'Forest Flame'

Common Name: Lily-of-the-valley shrub
Genus: Pieris
Cultivar: 'Forest Flame'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Form: Evergreen shrub
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: Fully hardy to -5C
Hardiness: Half-Hardy
Height: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, CreamFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This evergreen shrub has glossy brilliant red young leaves gradually turn pink creamy white then dark green. In late spring clusters of pretty ivory nodding bell-like flowers appear resembling lily-of-the-valley.

The fiery red young foliage of this upright evergreen shrub will add a splash of vivid colour to a shady shrub border or woodland edge. One of the best varieties this Pieris needs a moist well-drained acid soil and shade from morning sun.

Garden Care: Add composted pine needles or peat when planting. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of composted pine needles or peat each year around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove the faded flower-heads in late spring along with any frost-damaged foliage.

Only suitable for growing in soil with a low pH value or in a container of ericaceous compost.

If possible, plant this shrub in a site that can provide shelter from hard frosts and strong, cold winds.

For more information, see our Garden Guru's diary entry on Pieris ‘Forest Flame’.

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