Pieris

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<p>Pieris are known best for the striking red and pink foliage produced on new shoots in Spring. White flowers are also produced during this time. If Camellia or Rhododendron grow in a particular spot, then Pieris will also thrive as they like acid soil.</p>
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<p>Siting is important for Pieris. They are generally hardy against frosts, however new shoots and flower buds can be blackened by frosts so siting in a sheltered position is important. It is also suitable for loamy or sandy soil and needs good drainage. It is best suited to full sun or part shade.</p>
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<p>Pruning is not necessary, but unwanted branches and dead material can be removed. If the shrub becomes leggy or loses it shape, hard pruning to near the ground can also rejuvenate the appearance though it does forfeit flowers for a couple of years.</p>
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