|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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(syn. Pieris floribunda ‘Forest Flame’)
Originating from S.E. USA
A compact upright evergreen shrub with glossy, leathery leaves emerging brilliant bronze/red in spring, turning creamy pink, then dark green later in the season. It produces attractive panicles of lily-of-the-valley-like flowers in late spring. The brilliance of its spring foliage will electrify a shady or woodland border.
Grow in moist but well-drained acidic soil in sun or shade. On chalky soils it is necessary to grow Pieris in a container in ericaceous compost.
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