Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'

lily-of-the-valley shrub

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2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine' lily-of-the-valley shrub: long-flowering variety with deep pink, nearly red flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An unusual and long-flowering variety of pieris with deep pink, almost red, spring flowers and glossy, dark green leaves. This compact, rounded, evergreen shrub is perfect for a partly shady shrub border or woodland garden with moist, well-drained acid soil. To protect the handsome foliage from frost-damage shade from the early morning sun.

  • Garden care: Add composted pine needles or ericaceous compost when planting and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of composted pine needles or peat each year around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove the faded flower-heads in late spring along with any frost-damaged foliage.

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Eventual height & spread

Great product as described.

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Well potted health plant that established easily.

Jim

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Would this grow well in a container?

jane11a

Hello, This does get pretty big eventually, so it will need a very large pot to thrive in, but provided it is potted up with ericaceous compost and kept well fed and watered, it should be fine for several years.

Helen

Pieris struggling and 'Lily of the Valley' dying back-why? Good Afternoon, I recently bought some 'Lily of the Valley' (Convallaria majalis) from Crocus and 3 x hardy annuals and 1 x evergreen bush which were a gift for a friend. They were planted 1 day after deleivery but now the leaves are turning yellow and brown, and the plants have started drooping. Any advice on what could be causing this would be very helpful - I wouldn't have been so worried if it was just the small annual, - but the evergreen shouldn't be doing this. Thank you for any help with this matter,

Teresa Farr

Hello There, The Convallarias will be dying back naturally at this time of the year, so I would not be concerned about them. As for the Pieris, these like acidic conditions, so I suspect that it may not be planted in the right soil. The best thing to do would be to pot it up immediately into a really large pot fill with ericaceous compost if your friends soil is not acidic. I hope this helps Helen Plant Doctor

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