Mountain Snow™ Pieris

Pieris japonica Mountain Snow™

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More heat tolerant than standard Pieris japonica, Mountain Snow™ offers interest in the garden with both foliage and showy blooms. New bronze-colored foliage matures to dark green; attractive, pendulous flower buds appear in summer and persist through winter before opening in early spring with beautiful ivory white flowers.


Bloom/Feature Pendulous panicles of white blooms
Plant Type Shrubs
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
USDA Zones 4,5,6,7,8
Zone Detail Hardy to -20 F
Key Features Heat tolerance, attracts birds/butterflies, year-round interest, dwarf, deer resistant
Use Accent, container, mass planting
Exposure Shade to part sun
Bloom Season Spring
Dimension 3-4' H x 2-3' W
Growth Rate Moderate to fast growth


Water Water as needed
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Shape in early spring before first flush

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in full shade to part shade
dig hole 3X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch plants