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Pieris Japonica 'Prelude' Plant

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Pieris Japonica Prelude is a compact evergreen shrub that grows in zones 5-8. It's nature is elegant with white flowers and glossy leaves. Grown to a size of 3-4 feet, it's perfect for small gardens and containers.

Pieris Japonica 'Prelude'

Pieris japonica 'Prelude' is a dwarf, evergreen shrub that is known for its beautiful white flowers in early spring. It is a relatively low-maintenance plant that is perfect for smaller gardens or landscapes.

Pieris japonica 'Prelude' grows to be about 2 feet tall and wide. It has a compact and mounded habit, with dark green leaves that emerge with a pinkish tint in spring. The flowers are bell-shaped and hang in clusters from the branches. They have a delicate fragrance that attracts bees and butterflies.

Pieris japonica 'Prelude' prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established, but it will benefit from regular watering during hot, dry weather. The shrub can be pruned to maintain its shape and size, but it is not necessary.

To plant a Pieris japonica 'Prelude', choose a sunny or partially shaded spot with well-drained soil. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of the shrub and amend the soil with compost or manure. Place the shrub in the hole and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove any air pockets. Water the shrub well after planting.

Water your Pieris japonica 'Prelude' regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilize the shrub in spring with a balanced fertilizer. Prune the shrub as needed to maintain its shape and size.

Pieris japonica 'Prelude' is a relatively low-maintenance plant, but it is susceptible to a few pests and diseases, such as scale, lacebugs, and leaf spot. Be sure to inspect your shrub regularly for signs of pests or diseases, and treat them promptly if necessary.

Overall, Pieris japonica 'Prelude' is a beautiful and easy-to-grow shrub that is perfect for any garden. With proper care, it will thrive for many years and provide you with enjoyment for years to come.

'Prelude' is a compact evergreen shrub with pink young foliage maturing to dark green, and erect panicles of small, creamy-white, urn-shaped flowers in late spring.

  • Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
  • USDA zones: 5 - 9
  • Foliage: Pink in Spring; Dark-green in All seasons
  • Flower: White, Cream in Spring
  • Mature size:
    Height: 2-3 feet (.60-.90 m).
    Width: 2-3 feet (.60-.90 m).
  • Flowering period: April-May

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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