Pieris Flaming Silver Shrubs for Sale Online
An elegant and hardy evergreen shrub, Pieris Flaming Silver offers something for every season. Colorful leaves and a compact habit make Pieris Flaming Silver an especially desirable hybrid of this eastern Asian native.
About Your Pieris Flaming Silver
Using Pieris Flaming Silver in the Garden
An elegant and hardy evergreen shrub, Pieris Flaming Silver offers something for every season. Colorful leaves and a compact habit make Pieris Flaming Silver an especially desirable hybrid of this eastern Asian native. The flame-red new leaves subside to pink in late spring and finally to dark green in summer, developing a white margin as they mature. Also contributing to this cultivar's year-round display are its drooping chains of greenish white flower buds in winter and its pure white urn-shaped flowers in spring. The fragrant flowers open from early to mid-spring, late in the Japanese pieris flowering season. About half the height of full-sized Japanese pieris cultivars, Pieris Flaming Silver grows slowly into a dense rounded shrub.
|Mature Height:||4 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved evergreen shrub, Early to Mid-Spring flowering|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade to Part Sun|
|Habit:||Upright, Compact, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||White flowers|
|Foliage:||Bright red new Growth in spring, turning Dark Green with white edges 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 Flaming Silver
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Pieris Flaming Silver plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Pieris Flaming Silver to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.