Pieris japonica var. yakushimanum 'Prelude '
pi-ER-is ja-PON-i-ca ya-koo-shee-MAH-num
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen, dwarf, to 2 ft (60 cm) tall and 3 ft (90 cm) wide, compact habit. New leaves are pinkish but become dark green when mature. Pink buds develop into white flowers.
- Sun to part shade. Best in moist, well-drained, acid soil with ample organic matter. However, not as demanding for acid soil as many other ericaceous plants. Responds to fertilization, especially in high rainfall areas.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5