Pieris 'Temple Bells'
The Pieris 'Temple Bells' (Pieris ryukyuensis 'Temple Bells')is a small fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub with white flowers in mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a inflorescence. It has low drought tolerance. This shrub has all year round interest.
Pieris ryukyuensis 'Temple Bells' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a erect shrub has an ultimate height of 2m / 6.6ft and spread of 1.5m / 4.9ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green and pink leaves. They arein shape.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Moderate in whole plant. Stomach uypset if eaten.
Attractive foliage, bank and slope, borders, city courtyard garden, container plant, cottage informal garden, flowering shrub and woodland margin.
Propagation techniques include cuttings.
Japan, Okinawa.-23°C / -9.4F to 16-20 years 2m / 6.6ft 1.5m / 4.9ft
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|Specific epithet ?||ryukyuensis|
|Cultivar ?||Temple Bells|
|Pieris 'Temple Bells' (Ireland), Lily of the Valley Shrub 'Temple Bells' (Ireland)|
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