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    New shrub

    Hi All,
    Hope everyone is having a great day. Here's a picture of my new shrub. I really like it.
    Andromeda pieris japoconia 'mountain fire'
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    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Oh, Vicki!!!

    That is PRETTY! It looks like it is in bloom, doesn't it?

    How big does it get? Is it evergreen?
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


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    Ann,
    That is what it looks like growing. Of course, that's a pic. I found on the net. Not my actual shrub. Now the leaves are all green with flower panicles covering it. Say's it blooms white, but the buds are pink. I not sure if it's evergreen or not. The page I found, didn't say. Should go check and see if I can find out. I think Sue grows this one.
    I got it as a gift, for helping my friends daughter, getting her apartment ready to paint and move into! Thought it was totally sweet of her, as she already paid me and provided pizza and beer.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Pieris

    This shrub has quickly become one of the most common in commercial installations here. I think it was the development of all the newer red sprouting types that caused its popularity.

    Our "Forest Flame" is very attractive in spring, and my wife actually cuts off the flower buds in spring to avoid the distraction
    of the white flowers...the red new foliage is far more attractive on its own!

    We also just got one of the variegated leaved ones, real nice all year round.

    Related to rhodos, pieris respond well to the same treatment. Acidic, well drained soil, sun to light shade, and a bit of water in summer if it gets dry, mulch would help too.

    Glen

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    Vicki, You are right. We grow the variegated one and it is very popular. I love the panicles of white blooms and then the stems dangle after the bloom is gone. Pretty in all seasons. Ours are indeed evergreen here in zone 6b. I love the variety you have. The red is beautiful on new growth.
    tennessee sue

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