A neat, compact shrub with a yellowish-green variegation on the margins of the gray-green leaves; new leaves are pink, adding to the colorful array. Small, bell-shaped white flowers add to the spring display.
Firescaping/Fire Wise. A small andromeda is a perfect plant for sheltered gardens needing solid foundational shrubs. Works well on north side of house or in areas influenced by buildings and tree shade. A natural in the acidic conditions beneath conifers and hardwoods. A beautiful light plant for the shade of woodland gardens where greens tend to fade into darkness.
Pieris belongs with other acid loving plants such as Sunset Pink Azalea, (Azalea x 'Sunset Pink'), April Remembered Ice Angels Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'), King Edward VII Flowering Currant,
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.