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Andromeda 'Katsura' - #3

$61.99

Pieris japonica 'Katsura'

You might believe that Pieris, while a solid landscape plant, has little in the way of spectacular to offer. 'Katsura' may just change your mind with great bloom plus great foliage color that makes it elbow its way to the front of the Pieris pack. This broadleaf evergreen is a heavy spring bloomer with long, stem topping pendulous strings of small, bell shaped, dusty rose colored flowers that open starting in late April and continue well into May. It is an impressive display that will get your attention but not like the show that is coming once the bloom fades. As the bloom goes by, new foliage flushes with a unique and outrageous deep wine-red color that lasts well into early summer before gradually fading to a deep, lustrous green. The color is even more spectacular because it is so unexpected and adds a whole other demension to this genus of popular, utilitarian plants. 'Katsura' boasts a tight, rounded form making it easy to grow in any partial sun location that is protected from prevailing winter winds. Deer resistant.

Plant Details

Zone: 5-8

Mature Size: 4-5ft High x 4-5ft Wide

Current Size: 15-18"

Container: #3

Growing Tips

Likes well-drained, moist soil, and mulch. Prune immediately after flowering in late spring by cutting branches to just above a set of leaves. Protect from winter winds.

Sun Exposure: Partial Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Saturday, August 18 2018

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