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Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'

Japanese Pieris or Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 7 feet
Width: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 7 feet
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This evergreen shrub has lustrous, dark-green foliage that provide a strong backdrop to the large panicles of long-lasting, dusty-red buds that open to pink flowers in early March. Growing in full sun to light shade, this is one of the easiest evergreen shrubs to grow and is highly disease resistant. It is a lovely companion to witch hazels and winter hazels. This Pieris cultivar stood out at an extensive trial at North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon.

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.

(Source: Great Plant Picks)

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Similar to 'Flamingo' except the color is stronger and is held longer. Dark red winter buds cover the plant making it very attractive for your winter garden.

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Advanced Ornamentals Inc. St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-2833 BB: X
Ballard Nursery Gaston, OR Email now 503-357-5993 Container: 1 Liner: 1
Case Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-1567 Bare Root: 2 Liner: 2
Countryside Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-0511 Container: X
Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
Howell Prairie Nursery Inc. Silverton, OR Email now 503-873-5910 Container: X
Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 2
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  • Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 2
    Simnitt Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-9640 BB: 2 Container: 2 Liner: X
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  • Sobella Nursery Damascus, OR Email now 503-454-0789 BB: X Container: X