Pieris japonica ‘Passion’ is a very striking plant with fresh deep pink flowers that grow in attractive, hanging clusters. Even in winter the leaves remain on the shrub. Pieris japonica ‘Passion’ is excellent for the garden border or for a large patio container. Consider ordering several of these shrubs for a colourful effect in your garden!
|Latin name:||Pieris - japonica - ‘Passion’®|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Flowering:||February - May|
|Growing Height:||90 - 130 cm|
|Planting distance:||60 - 70 cm|
Plant your Pieris japonica ‘Passion’, as soon as possible after delivery, in a pot or in the garden. Choose a pot with holes in the base to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom of the pot with broken crocks or a layer of gravel. Use fresh potting compost and plant the Pieris root ball at the right depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly. Water generously and place the pot in full sun or partial shade. Line a porous pot on the inside with plastic, or use an inner pot of plastic material. This will prevent evaporation and stop the soil drying out too quickly. For planting in the garden prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Place the root ball at the right depth, the top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Refill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Pieris japonica ‘Passion’ grows well in slightly acidic soil, moist and well-drained or ericaceous compost. Improve the soil by adding compost. Plant in a sheltered spot.
Water your Pieris japonica ‘Passion’ regularly, so that the soil doesn't dry out. For a good growth and an extra rich flowering we recommend you regularly add plant food to the irrigation water. Protect this evergreen bush from severe frost with a horticultural fleece or reed matting. Although pruning is not necessary, any dead branches and crossing branches can be removed after the flowering period.