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botanical name:
Pieris japonica 'Spring Snow'
Pieris japonica 'Spring Snow' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Japanese Andromeda
synonyms:  Pieris japonica 'Dubas'
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
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:
Small evergreen shrub making a compact, dense mound of glossy dark green foliage. Tight, upright panicles of pure snow white flowers in March.

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:
Selected by Del Brown of Marysville, Washington, from seed collected on Yakushima Island, Japan and introduced by the Briggs Nursery. Probably a hybrid of P. japonica x P. floribunda.

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