Pieris japonica Valley Valentine Ericaceae
Valley Valentine Japanese Pieris pi-ER-is ja-PON-i-ca
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) high and somewhat less in width, slow to average growth rate, dense.
Drooping rose pink flowers.
- Sun to part shade. Best in moist, well-drained, acid soil with ample organic matter. However, not as demanding for acid soil as many other ericaceous plants. Responds to fertilization, especially in high rainfall areas. Low nutrition may result in yellow foliage.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Developed by Bob Ticknor at the North Willamette Research and
Extension Center, Oregon State University.
- Oregon State University campus: front of Wilkinson Hall.