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botanical name:
Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose'
Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Japanese Andromeda
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
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:
Dark rose red winter buds open in spring to light pink flowers. Deep green foliage, bronze tinted when young.

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.
Very hardy and reputed to be disease resistant.

propagation:
From cuttings.

other notes:
Introduced by Dr. Robert Tichnor of Oregon State University.

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