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Dwarf beauty for sun or shade!

Any time a shrub will perform well in sun or shade, flower profusely and is evergreen all year, we feel the need to celebrate it!

Pieris Cavatine (Pieris japonica 'Cavatine') is just such a plant. In the spring it is dripping with green buds that open to the classic bell-shaped flowers that pieris is known for. The rest of the year it is covered in glossy green leaves that give richness to any shrub planted near them.

Here’s the beautiful thing about Cavatine, though. Unlike other pieris, which can grow 3-4 feet tall and wide, this little gem only gets 2 feet tall in 10 years and maintains its sweet rounded shape without any pruning necessary. That means that this is the perfect evergreen flowering shrub for the front of the border or for the patio container.

Cavatine will grow in just about any lighting condition – full sun to full shade. (It flowers best in full to dappled sun, though. Deep shade brings out more of the rich leaves than the bright flowers.)

Try planting this in cottage garden borders. It also brings a heady dose of romance to woodland garden settings. Plant a few in your favorite pots to have on the balcony or plant a couple in containers flanking the front entrance for a casual–yet-formal welcome.

However you use it, Cavatine Pieris is sure to draw oohs and ahhs. Don’t miss out and order yours today!

* Easy care
* No pruning necessary
* Sun or shade
* Evergreen
* True dwarf
* Year-round interest
* Beautiful spring flowers

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Cavatine Pieris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'
Foliage Broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 3 feet
Soil Type Rich, organic soils best
Moisture Even watering and mulch for best results
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark and lustrus green