Pieris Mountain Fire

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Show-stopper Pieris Mountain Fire Thrives in Partial Shade!

  • Gorgeous Fiery Spring Growth
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Great in Partial Shade
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant White Flowers
  • Great Size for Privacy
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Xeriscaping
  • Fire-Wise Landscaping
  • Drought-Tolerant Once Established

Pieris Mountain Fire (Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'), also know as Japanese Andromeda Mountain Fire, is a partial-shade garden show-stopper! Pieris Mountain Fire offers so many interesting features, you'll wonder why you waited this long to plant a few!

An amazingly ornamental evergreen, Mountain Fire will add some gorgeous color to your landscape year-round! From the start of the year, the foliage has flaming red, early spring hues, and in summer as it ages it turns burgundy then to a deep green for the main portion growing season. In winter it is thoroughly evergreen and stays that way until spring's red leaves arrive.

The spring foliage is always mixed with the previous year's leaves of pure green, so it looks almost like red flowers blooming on the bush. It doesn't take long, though, for the red leaves to give way to fragrant clusters of pinkish-white flowers that form in unusual hanging chains and dangle from the plant.

Looking similar to Lily of the Valley, these blooms on Pieris Mountain Fire will cause a lot of garden chatter! Pollinators will adore your Mountain Fire as much as you will!

How to Use Pieris Mountain Fire In The Landscape

Broadleaf evergreen shrubs are perfect additions throughout the landscape to provide greenery spring, summer, fall and winter! Looking fabulous in Asian-inspired gardens and both informal and formal plantings, cottage and rustic gardens alike!

This slightly arched shrub can easily be shaped into a lovely low privacy hedge, or it fits nicely into tight spots as a foundation plant. If left to its own devices, this creates a sizeable privacy hedge and screen with year-round protection. Its slower-growing nature makes them ultra-low maintenance and requires little pruning.

Try Mountain Fire in your mixed border and with spikier evergreens like Holly or Juniper for a great year-round show. The evergreen foliage of this shrub will make it a permanent fixture to your shrub border or to accent your other shrubs, becoming a verdant backdrop for perennials and smaller shrubs.

The fiery red new growth and dark green, glossy foliage make Mountain Fire a unique and stand-out focal point.

#ProPlantTips For Care

For best results, Japanese Pieris thrives in moderately fertile, organically rich, humusy, and slightly acidic soil. These do best in well-drained soil and do not like to sit in standing water at all.

Once established however Pieris is highly drought tolerant and great plantings for Xeriscaping and fire-wise plantings.

Doing best in partial shade, Pieris in dappled sun and cold winters benefit greatly with mulch around the base of the root system. You might need to give it a little TLC and protect it in winter until it is established.

Mountain Fire Japanese Pieris will become your garden's stand-out specimen plant with year-round appeal. Don't miss having one of these beauties in your garden this year! Call to order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pieris Mountain Fire Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Red
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes