Lily-of-the-valley

Pieris 'Flaming Silver'

Lily-of-the-valley - Pieris  'Flaming Silver'

Common Name: Lily-of-the-valley
Genus: Pieris
Cultivar: 'Flaming Silver'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.65 m (65 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, Red, Variegated, WhiteFlowering Period: April & May

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

A pretty, small, variegated evergreen shrub with bright red young leaves which develop silvery-white edges, contrasting beautifully with the older leaves. In mid and late spring, clusters of pretty white nodding bell-like flowers resembling lily-of-the-valley appear. This compact shrub looks wonderful in a shady shrub border with well-drained acid soil or in a container on a patio or courtyard garden.

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.


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