Pieris shrubs give you three plants for the price of one : first, attractive evergreen foliage; second, vivid new leaf colour; and third, generous sprays of bell flowers. Christmas Cheer gives you an extra cherry on the cake : unusual pink-tipped flowers which appear very early in the season. If you have poor dry soil or alkaline soil, plant it in a pot of good quality potting mix.
Pieris japonica 'Christmas Cheer' - Wada's Pink, lily of the valley bush, Japanese pieris, andromeda
APPEARANCE :Evergreen shrub with umbrellas of glossy green leaves; sprays of white, pink-tipped, nectar-rich urn-shaped flowers from late winter through spring. USE FOR: Borders, feature shrubs, pots and containers. Looks good mixed with azaleas and camelias. Can be planted under deciduous trees.
PLANTING: Plant in part to full shade; grows best in moist, humus rich and acid soil. Protect young plants from frost, frost hardy once establshed. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required after flowering to maintain shape, and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5 - 2.5 m H x 1.5 - 2.5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, young healthy plants that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high x 42 mm wide.
In WA or TAS? We can't ship this plant to you for state biosecurity reasons.