Japanese Pieris 'Forest Flame' or Japanese andromeda or Lily-of-the-valley bush -
Pieris japonica or andromeda japonica 'Forest Flame' (latin)
Area of origin: Japan. Introduced in 1870.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3 metres (9,8'), width up to 2 metres (6,6').
Soil type: Rich, dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Part-shade to full sun.
Characteristics and Uses: Very beautiful white flowers in spring. Young shoots are a beautiful bright red colour. This shrub creates a beautiful effect planted alone or in a group. It can also be planted in a container and can therefore be protected in harsh winters.