Pieris japonica, the Japanese andromeda or Japanese pieris, is a plant in the heather family, Ericaceae. It is native to eastern China, Taiwan, and Japan where it grows in mountain thickets.Common name:
9.00 to 12.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Japanese andromeda grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. The best Pieris japonica growing conditions include a site with full to partial shade and rich, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter and an acidic pH. If your soil isn t particularly rich, work in a thick layer of compost before planting.Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
well-drained soil Water:
31 to -34.Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Provide appropriate amounts of sunlight.
- Japanese andromeda plants prefer an area with full or partial shade.
- Use the right soil.
- Japanese andromeda plants thrive in rich, well-drained soil.
- Keep the soil moist.
Effective when mixed with other broadleaf evergreens, especially rhododendrons which share the same acidic soil preference. Mass, group or specimen. Foundations, shrub borders. UseOrnamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.