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Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'

Japanese Pieris or Dwarf Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 4 feet
Width: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 3 feet
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Pieris japonica 'Cavatine' is one of the best dwarf forms of this useful shrub, consistently receiving the highest rating in GPP evaluations. This small, compact evergreen has year-round interest. Pale green winter flower buds contrast well with its dark green foliage. In mid-March it is almost completely covered in bell-shaped, creamy white blooms, providing a source of nectar for early-season pollinators such as mason bees. Dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub makes a beautiful low informal hedge, and it can be used to hide the leggy stems of taller shrubs. It is well adapted to container culture and can grow for several years in a pot.

Japanese andromeda is easy to grow in rich well-drained or sandy soil. This selection will also tolerate clay soil if the drainage is adequate. It prefers a site with full sun to light or open shade for the best flowering and growth. Occasional watering during dry weather will keep it looking its best and if planted in sandy soil regular watering may be necessary. Faded flowers can be snapped off or lightly sheared off. This should be done as soon as the flowers have faded. Avoid locations in hot spots.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:24 PM

This crazy little plant looks like a dwarf rhododendron with pointed leaves. 'Cavatine' is one of the best dwarf forms available with its cold hardy, long lasting white flowers that completely cover the plant late in the season.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:24 PM

COVERED with white bells, this compact (to only 2') gem is a treasure in spring for foundation, border or container. PSh/Med

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A & R Spada Farms LLC St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2941 Container: 2
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  • Advanced Ornamentals Inc. St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2833 Container: X
    Alpha Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-1286 Container: 2
    Berryhill Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-628-1293 Container: 1 Liner: 1
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  • Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 2
    Countryside Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-0511 Container: X
    Highland Heather Canby, OR Email now 503-263-2428 Container: X
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  • Howell Prairie Nursery Inc. Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-5910 Container: X
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 1
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  • P & D Nursery Tualatin, OR Email now 503-638-6366 Container: 4
    Plants West Inc. Canby, OR Email now 503-266-3912 Container: 1
    Simnitt Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-9640 BB: 3 Container: 3 Liner: 4
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  • Sobella Nursery Damascus, OR Email now 503-454-0789 Container: X