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Pieris


Pieris:



The pieris is a shrub of medium or small size, originating from Asia, and in particular from China and Japan. It is planted in the garden, in a partially shaded area, where it can enjoy the sun only during the warmest hours of the day; needs specific soil for acidophilic plants, lightened with a small amount of sand or pumice stone. Plants that have just begun to stay need, during the summer, quite regular waterings, always waiting for the soil to be dry between one watering and another. Watering is not necessary during the winter. Plants that have been planted for some time in the open ground need sporadic watering, only in the event of a prolonged drought. Periodically we supply a specific fertilizer for acidophilic plants, the best way to administer it is to spread, at the end of winter, a slow-release granular fertilizer at the foot of the plant. The foliage is dark green, shiny and slightly leathery, the spring buds are red, pink or orange; the flowers are gathered in thin arched spikes, composed of numerous bell-shaped flowers, white or pink. To avoid losing flowers and young shoots, pruning takes place when the flowers are withering.