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Andromeda


Pieris japonica

Andromeda

A native of Japan, andromeda (Pieris japonica) is a handsome broadleaf evergreen shrub that makes an ideal foundation or specimen plant. It's a slow-growing shrub that can reach 10 feet tall if left unpruned. In the early spring, andromeda develops arching clusters of white flowers that resemble lily-of-the-valley blooms (there are also pink-flowering forms, as well as types that have reddish or pinkish new growth). The plants' deer-resistant leaves are glossy green all year long.

A relative of rhododendrons, azaleas, blueberries, and mountain laurel, andromeda does best in a sheltered location that has rich, slightly acidic soil in partial sun. Avoid planting it in an open, exposed windy location.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
6-8
Plant Type:
Shrub
Plant Height:
To 12 feet tall
Plant Width:
To 10 feet wide
Flower Color:
White, Pink
Bloom Time:
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Deer Resistant
Top Varieties

Pieris japonica 'Bert Chandler' is a slightly hardier selection that offers white flowers in early spring and pink new growth. It grows 5 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-9
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Pieris japonica 'Christmas Cheer' bears pink flowers that fade to white in early spring. It grows 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-9
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Pieris japonica 'Debutante' shows off white flowers in early spring and is very compact, growing only 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-9
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Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame' features new growth that emerges a bold red in early spring. It produces clusters of white flowers in March and April and grows 12 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-9
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Garden Plans
Pondside Garden Plan
Propagation
Seed
Stem Cuttings