Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' - colourful spring leaves
  • Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' - colourful spring leaves

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'


(Lily of the Valley) Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' is a handsome evergreen, medium sized shrub with vivid red young leaves which gradually turn dark green as they age.

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An attractive and reliable evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' is a medium sized shrub with  bright red young leaves which gradually turn dark, glossy green as they age. Established plants have masses of small creamy, bell-like flowers in spring.

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' is suitable for a position in sun or partial shade and enjoys moist yet well drained, acid soil. It can be grown successfully in a large container for a number of years.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, acid soil. Avoid waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' does best with shelter from cold winter winds. Very exposed, open areas are not ideal.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' grows to be a medium sized, upright shrub in time.
  • Height: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft) / up to approx 1.5 m (5 ft) after 10 years
  • Spread: 2 m (6 ft) / up to 1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft) after 10 years
  • Notes: Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire' will usually not grow well in gardens with neutral or alkali / chalky soils.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, To grow in a pot, Honey Fungus Resistant

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