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Pieris 'Firecrest'

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Pieris 'Firecrest' (Pieris 'Firecrest')

Similar to the more common 'Forest Flame', 'Firecrest' has a more upright habit and is supposedly more floriferous - time will tell



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The Nursery in Devon that I visited last week had a huge selection of lovely Pieris species, I can't grow them due to wrong soil. Very frustrating! Does this one get red new shoots like P. forrestii?

5 Mar, 2008

 

The new foliage is red but not as bright as P.forrestii. More of a light red, fading to pink, then yellow before turning green (the same as 'Forest Flame'). If you had your heart set on a pieris, how about growing a dwarf one in a large pot or half barrel in ericaceous compost watered with rain water?

5 Mar, 2008

 

I have so many pots that I could set up a courtyard garden and fill it! No space for any more, I'm afraid.

5 Mar, 2008



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