Lily-of-the-valley shrub

Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'

Lily-of-the-valley shrub - Pieris japonica  'Valley Valentine'

Common Name: Lily-of-the-valley shrub
Genus: Pieris
Species: japonica
Cultivar: 'Valley Valentine'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to 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

An unusual and long-flowering variety of Pieris with deep pink almost red spring flowers and glossy dark green leaves. This compact rounded evergreen shrub is perfect for a partly shady shrub border or woodland garden with moist well-drained acid soil. To protect the handsome foliage from frost-damage shade from the early 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.



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