Uses: Perennial evergreen flowering shrub
Benefits: Super early blooming flowers last for weeks! Shade tolerant. Deer resistant.
Zones: 5 - 8
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 3' - 4'
Mature Width: 3' - 4'
Bloom Season: Late winter through early spring
A galaxy of springtime blooms!
Whether you call it Japanese andromeda or lily of the valley shrub, Interstella® Pieris from Proven Winners will have you seeing stars when it bursts into bloom with thousands of lantern-like ruby-colored blooms in late winter/early spring and last for several weeks! The long-lasting display is followed by the emergence of dramatic red, star-like new growth, and handsome evergreen foliage secures year-round presence and beauty.
Thrives in the same conditions as rhododendrons
One of the earliest blooming shrubs!
Japanese Andromeda Care
Provide full or partial sun. Although this shrub is considered to be shade tolerant, too little shade will cause adverse growth issues.
This Ericaceous plant is best grown in a low pH media with good drainage.
As a broadleaf evergreen, protection from winter winds is recommended in lower hardiness zones.
Afternoon shade is recommended when planted in southern regions.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. Use caution and do not overfertilize. We suggest using 1/2 of the suggested amount of fertilizer for this shrub as its nutrients needs aren't as high as others.
It's suggested to prune after spring flowering cycle. Interstella pieris blooms on old wood, do not prune after first of June so plant can set flower buds for following spring.
Water often after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil lightly moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain ground moisture.
Size of Japanese Andromeda for Sale
We ship our Interstella® Japanese Andromeda in quart sized grow pots.
Size of Japanese Andromeda When Mature
Interstella® Japanese Andromeda will reach mature heights of 3' - 4' and mature widths of 3' - 4'.
What is the botanical name of Interstella® Japanese Andromeda?
Its botanical name is Pieris japonica ‘FARROWPJRF’.