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Pieris Japonica 'Little Heath'

Common Name: Pieris - Little Heath Japanese Pieris
Pieris Japonica 'Little Heath'

A dwarf, compact shrub with smaller than usual dark green leaves are edged in creamy white color, while new growth is an attractive bright red. Miniature clusters of white urn-shaped flowers that are pink in bud are borne in spring. The flowers last well, and remain on the bush for an extended period.

Plant Care: Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. Use organic mulch such as leafmould to help the plant retain moisture and to keep roots cool. Remove any frost damaged growth in spring. Deadhead pieris after flowering has finished - these plants should not need any other form of pruning.

Characteristics & Attributes

Plant TypeBloom ColorBloom Time
Shrubs - Broad Leaved EvergreenWhite March and April



60-90cm (2-3ft)60-90cm (2-3ft)Zone 5-8


Soil Moisture

Foilage Color
Sun to partial shadeRegularGreen, Variegated, Cream

Soil Type

Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained acidic soil, rich in organic matterNeatly shaped, low-maintenance shrubs are suitable planted singly or en masse in woodland borders, foundation plantings, or rock gardens.