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botanical name:
Pieris japonica 'Christmas Cheer'
Pieris japonica 'Christmas Cheer' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Japanese Andromeda
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Dense evergreen with smallish dark green leaves and panicles of small urn-shaped, pink flushed, white flowers with deep rose-red tips. They are produced early, from late winter to spring, and are relatively frost resistant.

cultivation:
Moist, well-drained, humus rich, acidic soil in partial shade. Sheltered, woodland type conditions are ideal. Will tolerate full sun if not too hot.

propagation:
From cuttings.

other notes:
Raised from a seedling by Mr. Wada, Hakoneya nurseries, Yokohama, Japan, in 1967.

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