An excellent plant for a low hedge in a shaded position is Pieris Japonica Saraband, a small to dwarf shrub with attractive dark green foliage developing from bright pink new growth in spring. The long lasting white flowers appear from pink buds a little later in spring than some other Pieris varieties. Useful in the garden border as a feature plant and can alos be grown in a container.
Pieris Japonica Saraband is probably the best white flowering form of all of the Pieris.
Care and growing conditions
This a compact form of pieris japonica reaching around 1m 1.3m in height with a nice dense growth habit, prefers a humus rich moist but well drained soil.
Pieris saraband prefers a slightly acidic soil, full sun to part shade, but with some protection from hot afternoon sun.
Pruning is generally not required, however light tip pruning after the flowers have finished will help maintain a bushy compact shape.