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I have a Pieris which in the spring turns red, this year though it is turning red already, it seems to early to me, has anyone else got one thats turning red in August.or does anyone know why its changing colour now.



Probably because of the changing weather we have had our summer by the looks of it in Yorkshire lol. I lost mine after pruning it hard so I have forgotten when it changes to red or when the little cream flowers come but I wouldnt worry about it as long as it has leaves.

6 Aug, 2010


I think you have a misunderstanding about the red leaves on a Pieris - the new leaves on a Pieris always come through red (depending on the variety) and then turn to green as they age - the reason you see so many red leaves in spring is because the plant is bursting into growth after being dormant all winter - new red growth now is fine, and that's what you're seeing, not reddening of the leaves as autumn approaches - deciduous shrubs show colour changes in autumn, Pieris is evergreen, so doesn't.

6 Aug, 2010


thank you both with your help, its much appreciated

6 Aug, 2010

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