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Pieris Mountain Fire

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
    23 reviews
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
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Pieris Mountain Fire

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
    23 reviews

Spice up Your Landscape with this Exciting Evergreen!

  • Unique Plant that stands out
  • Red and Green shiny foliage
  • Clusters of Cascading White Flowers
  • Beautiful and Easy to Grow
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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:

  • This 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.

Pieris Mountain Fire FAQ

Where Should I Plant A Pieris Mountain Fire?

Pick a spot thats gets full sun to part shade exposure with well drained, slightly acidic soil in grow zones 5-8.

What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?

Barberry, hydrangeas, and ornamental grasses do well planted together with this shrub accenting a deck, a patio, or serving as foundation plants.

Is Pieris Poisonus To Dogs?

Grayanotoxin is a neurotoxin that causes burning in the mouth when chewed by a dog. Symptoms of Pieris poisoning include diarrhea, shaking, vomiting, loss of appetite and depression to name a few.

Caring for Pieris Mountain Fire

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.

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. 

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For more options, check out our Flowering Shrub collection.

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Growing Zones 5-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Partial
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 4-5 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Bloom Color White

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