Pieris 'Flaming Silver' is a splendid Japanese Andromeda, offering a stunning spring show followed by lovely variegation through summer and fall and even, in warm climates, winter. Much more vigorous than either its parent, 'Forest Flame,' or the popular 'Variegata,' it is a fine landscape accent worthy of the best garden setting.
Waxy, early-spring white flowers arise in 3- to 6-inch racemes before the foliage. Very fragrant, they dangle like giant bunches of grapes from the bare branches. Then the foliage appears: bright red for several weeks before mellowing to pink and sporting a broad, distinctive edging of silvery white. The leaves eventually turn dark green for summer, but the variegation remains, standing out nicely through the summer heat and sun.
Evergreen in warm climates.
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Quite easy to grow in sun or shade. It doesn't mind drought (once established in the garden), and thrives in any type of soil from sand to clay, even poor infertile types. Protect it from strong wind and it will reward you with unforgettable spring shows and reliable summer and fall variegation for many seasons to come!
The plant is poisonous if consumed by people or animals.
- Variety of
- Pieris japonica (Pieris japonica)
- 50 - 100 cm
- Soil type
- Full sun, Partial shade