Mountain Snow™ Pieris

Pieris japonica 'Planow' 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 More heat tolerant than other Pieris
Use Accent, container, mass planting
Exposure Part shade to full shade
Bloom Season Early spring
Dimension 3-4' H x 2-3' W
Growth Rate Slow to moderate


Water Regular water
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