Pieris Forest Flame Evergreen Shrub
Pieris Forest Flame
Beautiful Evergreen Spring Flowering Shrub
Pieris are compact evergreen shrubs with leathery dark green leaves often brightly coloured when young and small white urn shaped flowers borne in panicles in spring
Pieris japonica Forest Flame gets its cultivar referenced to "fire" from the bright red leaves of late winter or early spring. These soon age to mahogany & chestnut then to shiny green. Being thoroughly evergreen when spring's red leaves arrive they are always mixed about with the previous year's leaves of pure green, thus at a glance look like red flowers bursting upon the bush.
The red foliage precedes the flowers but not by long. Flowers of this clone are in full form by April, pendulous to partially upright chains of white urn shaped flowers, long lasting into May. These are followed in summer by small black berries.
Grown in 5 litre pot and approx 45cm tall