Katsura Pieris

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Dramatic Flowers and Foliage Katsura Pieris

  • Elegant Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Features Fiery Red New Growth
  • New Red and Older Green Foliage Displayed at the Same Time
  • Lavender Buds Look Decorative in Late Winter
  • Delightfully Fragrant, Pale Bell-Shaped Flowers in Early Spring
  • Blooms Held on Long-Lasting, Dangling Racemes
  • Magnificent Focal Point
  • Hummingbird and Butterfly Magnet
  • Performs Beautifully in Sun or Partial Shade
  • Easy Care
  • Define Your Landscape with Year-Long Color and Sophisticated Texture
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Bring on the drama! If you want to make a huge statement in your yard, include one of the boldest Pieris on the market.

With their extravagant flower display, Pieris already delivers an outstanding ornamental appeal. Katsura Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Katsura' PP #15,452) kicks it up by several notches.

The red new growth is dark Merlot. The flower buds are an electric lavender that simply "pops" against the chic evergreen foliage.

Even the showy flowers are incredible. You won't believe your eyes!

Arched racemes dangle down above the glossy foliage. Each is composed of a long ring of bell-shaped blooms.

The sight and sweet fragrance is a welcome greeting for the new growing season. Plant one as a spectacular specimen, or add several to dazzle your garden guests.

Plant these special shrubs in full sun, or partial shade. Compact enough for small space gardens, Katsura Pieris is also outstanding en masse on an acreage.

Grow them in the ground, or in large outdoor containers. Town home, condo, apartment balcony or suburban paradise...count on Katsura to draw stares and elicit amazement.

It tolerates urban conditions, and is listed on several state Firewise lists. Katsura is an excellent broad-leaved evergreen cultivar. No wonder it is so popular!

Place your order for Katsura Pieris now. This beauty is at a high risk for selling out.

How to Use Katsura Pieris in the Landscape

This rounded shrub could be the perfect candidate for a long-running fence along your property line. You'll stop traffic with this charming flowering selection.

Plant two feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between the plants and keep your new hedge weeded as it fills in.

Use them in your landscape design where you want to define a space with year-long color. Repeat them along your mixed shrub borders.

Imagine a fabulous seating area with a Katsura Pieris wall behind you. Everyone will look better with their blooms as a glamorous backdrop!

Hide the neighbors ugly shed with a short row. Plant several in a semi-circle around a fountain.

Sight them where you'll notice their early spring display from inside the house. Why not underplant a Redbud tree with several in a mulched lawn bed?

Like many popular plants, there are plenty of nicknames.Pieris is also known as Fetterbush and Andromeda.

No need to sacrifice style in a small space! Add them to a constellation of containers for an easy-care, hard-working privacy screen on your balcony, porch or deck.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Katsura Pieris in either full sun or partial shade. They need at least four hours of sunlight a day.

They prefer humus-rich, well-drained and slightly acidic soils. Apply a three-inch layer of pine straw mulch over their root systems, and top-dress with compost to boost the nutrients in your soil.

It's important to provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Container plants require consistent watering their whole life.

Katsura Pieris blooms on last year's wood, so wait to prune until the flowering is done. You can also enjoy their fragrant blooms indoors in a vase if you trim them in bloom.

Deer don't prefer the taste of Pieris. However, deer repellent spray is recommended by our Horticulture team; apply it on planting day and reapply according to the directions.

Likewise, follow directions when applying slow-release fertilizer. Look for a formula designed for flowering evergreens.

You'll adore Katsura Pieris. Don't miss your chance to order while we have them in stock. Act now!

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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Katsura Pieris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pieris japonica 'Katsura'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red, Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes