With showy pink flowers, Pieris japonica Christmas Cheer has been a favourite with gardeners for many years
Deep green glossy foliage and masses of pink flowers often held erect make a great show in the garden during late winter to spring.
Being a naturally compact and dense growing variety, new foliage has a strong pinkish tinge to it before turning to the deep green which acts as a great contrast to the flowers
Being a good compact grower, this variety is also suited to growing on containers.
Pieris japonica Christmas Cheer Care
When planting, dig in some well rotted compost and aged cow manure a few weeks before you plant. Carefully remove the plant from the container and plant at the same level that it was in the pot.
Water Pieris Christmas Cheer in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Mulch to maintain a cool moist root run.
Fertilise with an Azalea and Camellia fertiliser in late spring, watering well both before and after fertilising.
- Position – Dappled shade or morning sun and afternoon shade is best.
- Soil – A week drained humus rich soil with some moisture over summer.
- Flowers – Tassels of Pink tipped flowers with a deep pink to red.
- Foliage – New foliage is pinkish green that will turn to a deep green as it matures.
- Flowering time – Mid winter to spring.
- Height – To around 1.5 metres over time
- Spread – To 1.5 metres
- Growth rate – Slow
Pieris japonica Christmas Cheer is available for sale from the following participating nurseries
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
Also Available from the following local nurseries in season
WISHING WELL NURSERY
407 -409 Monbulk Rd. Monbulk VIC. 3793 – PH 03 97566107
Good range of Pieris japonica, Fruit Trees, Roses, Perennials and annuals. Includes Avocados for cold climates, persimmon and Olives.