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Pieris ‘Katsura’

Pieris japonica

Pieris japonica ‘Katsura’ was selected for its continuous new growth through spring and summer, large glossy leaves that are wine-red in color before turning green with age, and rose-colored flowers. In late spring, blooms cascade over green foliage, and new growth afterward comes in glossy red again. The elegant flowers, born on rose-colored racemes are lilac-white with a lilac skirt. The habit of this broad upright bush is compact and reaches 4’ to 5’ high in 10 years.

Pieris ‘Katsura’ thrives in well-drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil similar to its native mountain forest habitat in sun or light shade. ‘Katsura’ makes a stunning addition to a Japanese themed garden.

Origin: Japan

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 6 (-10°F or -23°C)
  • Unique burgundy red foliage flushing continuously throughout the season
  • Racemes of pink to rose red blooms
  • Multiple uses & promotional opportunities

Patent Status: PP 15,452

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 6
Height: 36 to 72-inches
91 to 183-centimeters
Spread: 36 to 72-inches
91 to 183-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring
Flower Colors: Rose-pink
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Maroon
Light Levels: Partial-Sun, Semi-Shade
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Containers, Gardens, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Modern landscape
Patent Status: PP 15,452
Origin: Japan

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
1-gallon: 40 to 52-weeks with 1 ppp
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp