Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
Common name: 
Valley Valentine Pieris
Pronunciation: 
pi-ER-is ja-PON-i-ca
Family: 
Ericaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) high and somewhat less in width, slow to average growth rate, dense.   Flowers rose pink in drooping clusters..
  • 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. Low nutrition may result in yellow foliage.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5  Developed by Bob Ticknor at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University.
  • Oregon State University campus: front of Wilkinson Hall.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • leaves and flower clusters

    leaves and flower clusters

  • leaves and flowers

    leaves and flowers