How to grow Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica growing shrub to small tree of the genus Pieris also known as Japanese Andromeda or Japanese pieris, Pieris japonica perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant for the flowers and also can used as bonsai, can grow in temperate, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves color green and when the leaves are young, new growth red, can be variegated with white or yellow in the margins, leaves in elliptic shape with pointed tops

Pieris japonica flower

Flower color can be: white, pink, purple or more than one color, flowers in bell shape.

Houseplant need to take the plant outdoor or expose it to full sun and then put it back inside

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How to grow Pieris japonica growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Spider Mites

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design and to decide if to grow it as shrub or tree

Size of the plant:
1-4m, 3-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (but won’t bloom)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Bell flowers in colors white, pink, purple or more than one color

Scientific name:

Pieris japonica

How to grow Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9