Mountain Fire Piers Japonica is a broad leaf evergreen. This particular variety is famous for the fire red new growth that comes out in the spring, thus the name. Piers Japonica can grow quiet tall, as tall as 8′, they are relatively slow growing and can easily kept to a more manageable size of about 36″ to 40″.
The foliage is very multi colored and changes as the new leaves mature.
The true highlight of any piers japonica are the chain like blooms that appear in the spring.
Piers Japonica are considered deer resistant, they happily grow in zones 5 through zone 8.
They also do well in full sun or partial shade. Because they are an evergreen they make a nice back drop in a landscape planting where lower growing plants can be used in front of them.
They love well drained soil but can be quite happy in clay as well as long as the soil is not soggy all the time.
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