Pieris Mountain Fire

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'


The Pieris Mountain Fire is a fabulous and unique evergreen shrub that adds bold color to your landscape with only minimal maintenance. Evergreen, shade and drought tolerant, and low maintenance, this hardy shrub is perfect for foundation and mass plantings, but even stands alone as a focal with its exciting red and green foliage and sprays of prolific white blooms. The natural shape of this dwarf Pieris Japonica is mounded.

The Mountain Fire Pieris is a slow grower that reaches about 4 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide over the first 10 years. It will continue to grow, but rarely reaches over 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide at full maturity.

Key Features:

  •  The Mountain Fire Pieris has vibrant foliage. New leaves emerge shiny red in early spring. They age to green in summer and then often turn a deep red again.
  • This dwarf variety is great for small yards and gardens and even grows well in containers.
  • Shade tolerant! The Mountain Fire tolerates shade and a good bit of it! This is definitely a hard to find feature especially in a colorful, flowering evergreen!
  • A truly unique landscape shrub. The Pieris is so distinctive with its red foliage and cascading fragrant flower clusters your landscape will definitely stand out in the neighborhood.

Pro Tip: The Pieris Mountain Fire is the most cold hardy broadleaf evergreen you will find with such exceptional color and flowering. It is recommended for US planting zones 5 to 8.

growing zone 5-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Bloom Color White

How To Care

The Pieris Mountain Fire grows in full sun to part shade. It adapts well to a variety of well-draining soils, but prefers slightly acidic, fertile soil. Water deeply twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly. Add 2 inches of mulch to help your new plants stay moist and the roots protected. Once established your Pieris is drought tolerant. However, this shrub will perform best when watered once weekly during dry periods. Fertilize when planting and in early spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your shrub a boost. Prune after flowering for best results.

Pieris Mountain Fire is deer resistant and more pest resistant than other varieties.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Bloom Color White

Landscape Ideas

The Pieris Mountain Fire is perfect for a pop of unique color.

Pieris Mountain Fire look great as a single focal or accent shrub or in groups. Plant your Pieris in a straight, curved, or staggered hedge.  Define corners of your home with a group of 3. This shrub is a perfect focal for a small Japanese, Zen, or cottage garden.

Pieris are great for containers. Accent your deck, patio, porch, or entryway for a cool look.

This shrub is the perfect size for foundation plants under windows. You won't have to worry about constant trimming with this compact bush. 

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Bloom Color White

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Sheryl S.
United States United States


Good. Received a healthy plant, but as yet no sign of the "fire" the red color. Hope that appears soon as it was the main reason I bought this particular plant.

PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center

Hi Sheryl, The Pieris' red color is on new growth. You may not see any red until spring but this shrub will not disappoint!

Jeanette N.
United States United States

Awesome looking plants!

My plants were here sooner than I expected, well packaged, and in great shape!

Ian M.
United States United States

Well packed

Not root bound so that was nice.

Bonnie I.
United States United States


Very good. Lovely plant.

Joshua L.
United States United States

Mountain fire

The plants look great. They came in a timely manor and I will definitely be back. Thanks guys.

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