Glossy, brilliant red young leaves mature to chestnut brown and in late spring, clusters of pretty, ivory, nodding, bell-like flowers appear, resembling lily-of-the-valley. The fiery red young foliage of this rounded, evergreen shrub will add a splash of vivid colour to a shady border or woodland edge. Pieris needs a moist, well-drained acid soil and shade from morning sun.
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a long-lived hardy evergreen shrub. It thrives in acid lime free soil and dislikes chalky soils.
You can plant in autumn or spring. Add peat at time of planting and plant in partial shade. They flower in April or May. This shrub does not like pruning much just cut back old straggly bits in late summer or autumn.