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botanical name:
Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'
Pieris japonica 'Bonfire' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small compact evergreen. Deep brick-red new leaves maturing to glossy dark green. Erect panicles of slightly scented white flowers, opening from red buds.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich, acid soil in part shade. Sheltered woodland-type conditions are ideal. Will grow in full sun if not too hot.
Can be grown in a container.

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