SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pieris japonica 'Katsura'
COMMON NAME: Japanese Pieris
GARDEN SIZE: 5 ft. x 5 ft.
GROWTH RATE: slow, going to moderate as plant matures
USDA ZONE: 5 to 7
EXPOSURE: Part Shade; Protect from harsh winter winds
WATER & SOIL: Medium moisture, well-drained, slightly acidic soil
HABIT (FORM): Dense, compact upright shrub
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Oblong, glossy dark green leaves that emerge wine red and hold color for a good portion of the season
BLOOM TIME: April
BLOOM COLOR: Drooping clusters of pink bead-like flowers
CARE: Prune spent flowers immediately after flowering