Pieris japonica 'Ppobas' POLAR PASSION®

Pieris japonica 'Ppobas'
Pieris japonica 'Ppobas' POLAR PASSION®
lily-of-the-valley shrub
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.6m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:white a green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep pink
BLOOMING TIME March - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Lily-of-the-valley shrubs are very popular ericaceous plants with attractive foliage and abundant flowering. There are so many varieties already that you think it impossible that breeders could come up with a new one, distinctly different from the others. POLAR PASSION® is a new mutation of successful variety called Passion from 2007, and was bred by Maarten Bloemen nursery in Dutch town Venhorst.

POLAR PASSION® is a lily-of-the-valley shrub with dark purple pink flowers in dense racemes. Individual flowers are urn-shaped, slightly fragrant, and come out from late March for 6-8 weeks. Evergreen leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, dark green with white variegation, and emerge dark pink in late April and again in midsummer.

It is a slow grower and makes mounding shrubs which can be pruned after flowering or in early summer. Its coloured foliage and flowers as well as good hardiness make pieris a great choice for growing in outdoor pots (without saucers) on patios or balconies where water supply has to be regularly checked.

Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, on the acidic side, and constantly moist (not wet). If your garden soil is too heavy do not dig a deep hole but make a shallow and wide bed topped up with a good mixture of peat, fine bark chips, and leaf mould. Keep the soil moist and protected from temperature swings by mulching. Slow-release fertilizers are advised. Pieris does best in sun or partial shade. Expected hardiness is about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 25-02-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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