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

Pieris japonica for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for 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 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

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone