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  • pieris katsura has very showy pink flowers with a bit of red
  • pieris katsura blooms in the sunshine
  • pieris katsura bush changes from red to green during different seasons
  • bright red katsura pieris foliage in the fall
  • gorgeous early spring blooms on the Pieris Katsura shrub

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Pieris Katsura

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' Plant Patent #15452

Pieris Katsura was hybridized by Yoshimichi Hirose. It stands above all previous Pieris introductions owing to its unparalleled, wine-red new growth.

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Pieris Katsura Shrubs for Sale Online

Pieris Katsura will continue to push new, richly colored foliage all summer long. Only as the foliage matures does it become very dark green. In early spring, long racemes of rose-colored flowers cascade over the evergreen foliage, radiating with a sweet floral scent.

Pieris Katsura lends itself equally to use in foundation plantings, mixed borders, specimen, mass plantings, and patio pots. Whether it is the gorgeous foliage or flowers, the glory of Pieris Katsura is sure to take your breath away.  


Growzone: 5-7 Pieris Katsura Hardiness Zones 5-7
Hardiness Zone: 5-7
Mature Height: 5 to 6 Feet
Mature Width: 5 to 6 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub, early to mid-spring flowering
Sunlight: Part shade to part sun
Habit: Upright, compact, densely branched
Flower Color: Pinkish white flowers
Foliage: Wine red new growth in spring, turning dark green in summer
Pruning Season: Late summer, promotes increased branching and more flowers however rarely needs pruning
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the flower clusters.

How to Care for Pieris Katsura

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


Additional Information

History and introduction of Pieris Katsura: 

Native to Japan, Pieris ‘Katsura’ was hybridized by Yoshimichi Hirose. It stands above all previous Pieris introductions owing to its unparalleled, wine-red new growth. ‘Katsura’ will continue to push new, richly colored foliage all summer long. Only as the foliage matures does it become very dark green. In early spring, long racemes of rose-colored flowers cascade over the evergreen foliage, radiating with a sweet floral scent. ‘Katsura’ lends itself equally to use in foundation plantings, mixed borders, specimen, mass plantings and patio pots. Whether it is the gorgeous foliage or flowers, the glory of Pieris ‘Katsura’ is sure to take your breath away.


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