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Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' - 55-60cm, 5lt

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' - 55-60cm, 5lt

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Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' is a small, slow-growing, evergreen shrub of compact, rounded habit. Oval, glossy, variegated leaves are coral-red when young and grey-green with irregular silvery-white margins when mature. Clusters of lovely, fragrant, small, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers, resembling Lily-of-the-Valley, open from pink buds and bloom in March and April. Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' prefers moderately fertile, hummus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. It doesn’t tolerate soggy soils. It thrives in full sun and partial shade. Once established, somewhat resistant to drought. It is tolerant of frost, but needs to be sheltered form harsh, winter winds. Generally, pest-free. Low maintenance plant. Pieris 'Little Heath' is an exceptional dwarf shrub, attractive all year round, and perfect for growing in pots and containers. Great as a foundation plant, in beds and borders, and banks and slopes in informal, cottage, woodland, and urban gardens. Excellent for acidic soils beneath conifers and hardwoods.
  • Common Name

    Pieris 'Little Heath'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen small

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    fragrant, small, bell-shaped, creamy-white flowers, resembling Lily-of-the-Valley

  • Foliage

    oval, glossy, variegated leaves, coral-red when young, grey-green with irregular silvery-white margins when mature

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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