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By Chino

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

Pieris help.
I bought a pieris last season and was wondering if I have to prune it.
Its now got its lovely top red leaves, I'm not sure what to do.



Don't do anything, just enjoy it's lovely leaves. I never prune mine and they are fine.

10 May, 2013


If you only bought last year unlikely to need pruning, when it does - and it will - prune after flowering. Ours is going to get seriously chopped this year as getting too big for its boots.

10 May, 2013


Thanks girls. I will let it be till it needs the chop. I must tell how strange it is this year. Last year the new leaves were red, this time they are pink, but it looks great. How odd is that :-)

10 May, 2013


Our bracts are still looking more pink than red, they'll redden up and then go green.

10 May, 2013


Everything weird this year. :0(

my pieris is in a pot and stays small, saw a huge one in a sheltered spot in SW Scotland the other day and it looked magnificent.

11 May, 2013

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