Pieris 'FOREST FLAME'

Pieris
Pieris 'FOREST FLAME'
lily of the valley bush
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.8-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green a red
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME April - 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.

Forest Flame is a variety that belongs to floribunda group. It has deep green, elliptic, pointed, glossy leaves that emerge orange-bronze to fiery-orange coloured. Flowers are small, vase-shaped, compound in 10-15 cm long, hanging racemes. Buds are orange-red. We recommend dead-heading spent flowers to avoid production of seeds which exhausts the plant. Its grows moderately and forms a compact, upright shru. No pruning required. If you want to trim it do so after flowering which is usually in May.

Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, 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 (forest) litter. Keep the soil moist by mulching. Slow-release fertilizers are advised. Hardy to about -25°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 09-02-2008
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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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