Forest Flame

Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'

In production:

  • An evergreen, slow growing bush, its flowers and young sprouts are ornamental.
  • Develops a ball-shaped habit, in ten years becomes up to 1m high and across.
  • Boasts lanceolate shiny dark green leaves, 3-6 cm long, gathered on tops of sprouts.
  • Its young leaves are ornamental, in spring they are brightly red with a salmon-pink shade, and with time become pink and cream green or green.
  • Blooms in April and at the beginning of May, its top panicles become 15 cm long and consist of white flowers
  • Prefers half-shaded or shaded positions.
  • Requires acidic or moderately wet soils.
  • In Polish climatic conditions it is NOT totally hardy and should be covered for winter or planted in sheltered positions in the warmest parts of the country.