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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.
|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
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Pieris Katsura 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 Katsura 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.
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.