Pieris floribunda
Mountain Fetterbush

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Mountain Fetterbush
Pieris floribunda

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Deep green foliage adds a lush feel to the garden all year long. The flower buds form in fall turning progressively whiter before the fragrant flowers bloom in early to mid-spring.  A beautiful specimen shrub for part to full shade, in moist, acidic soil. Grows well under large shrubs and trees and is happy on moist slopes. 

BENEFITS
  • Fragrant, white flowers bloom in early to mid-spring
  • They attract bees and other beneficial insects
  • Deep green foliage remains lush all year
  • Foliage provides cover for frogs, birds and other wildlife
  • Resistant to lace bugs
  • Very cold hardy
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in forest or natural areas, on rocky, exposed mountain tops.

Interesting Facts

 

A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey. It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Plant in partial shade to shade in moist, acidic, well-drained soil.  It will appreciate protection from winter sun and sweeping winds. Removing spent flowers will increase next years bloom. Avoid extremely hot locations. 

 

Mature Size: 4-6ft. Tall x 3-4ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-6

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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