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Pieris japonica 'Variegata'

Varigated Lilly-of-the Valley Shrub
Zone: 10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 6 feet
Width: Maximum 4 feet
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Elegant, creamy-white-edged foliage tops the list of charming traits for this shrub. Its flower buds decorate the plant until late winter, when short cascades of small, ivory-white urn-shaped flowers appear. These are a favorite of mason bees, an important native pollenizer. Variegated lily-of-the-valley shrub is easy to grow, and its slow, refined habit of growth makes it ideal for a small garden. Use it to brighten up a shady location. This is the best variegated cultivar of Pieris japonica as it is resistant to sun damage and is the most cold hardy. Play off the delicate, evergreen foliage of variegated lily-of-the-valley shrub against coarser plants, such as rhododendrons, or other bolder, variegated plants. Ferns, hostas and epimediums also thrive in shady locations and contrast well with the fine leaves of Pieris.

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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Ballard Nursery Gaston, OR Email now 503-357-5993 Container: 2 Liner: 2
Case Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-1567 Bare Root: 2 Liner: 2
Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 2
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  • Simnitt Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-9640 BB: 2 Container: 2 Liner: X
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  • Sobella Nursery Boring, OR Email now 503-801-5335 BB: X Container: X