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botanical name:
Pieris japonica 'Katsura'
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family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small evergreen, young leaves are dark wine red then slowly aging to glossy dark green. Cascading panicles of deep rose pink flowers in late spring.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Suitable for growing in containers

other notes:
From Japan, introduced by Yoshimichi Hirose
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