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Southern Lady Pieris Shrubs for Sale Online
Southern Lady Pieris Shrub or Pieris japonica 'Greprs' is a herald of spring with the new blossoms being one of the first flowers to open. Pieris japonica has strikingly beautiful white flowers with deep green evergreen leaves. Its shiny evergreen foliage serves as a gorgeous backdrop for the delicate and fragrant flowers, making it an eye-catching addition to your landscape.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 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:||Bronze tinted 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 Southern Lady Pieris
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Southern Lady Pieris Shrubs 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 Southern Lady Pieris Shrubs 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.