Mountain Snow™ Pieris

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Pieris Mountain Snow (Pieris japonica 'Planow') is a highly ornamental shrub with year-round interest. Your Mountain Snow Pieris seems to have it all, beautiful foliage and delicate flowers all wrapped up in a versatile, hardy shrub! You can plant one of these and just sit back and enjoy the show!

Mountain Snow's new foliage emerges with a vibrant bronze tint that gradually transitions to a rich, deep green as spring progresses into summer. Delicate flower buds appear in summer and hang on, adding some gentle elegance through the harsh, winter months. If you have any pollinators around, they're sure to find your garden now!

When spring arrives, the delightful buds unfurl in the growing warmth of the sun's rays. Your bees and butterflies will flock to its showy clusters of cascading blossoms when the white, bell-like blooms open in spring. Mountain Snow Pieris will grow up to 5 feet in height with a 4-foot width. Its natural growth is quite lovely but will accept pruning if you'd like to shape it a bit.

Planting and Application:

Use a Pieris as an elegant accent plant near your perennial bed, or group several together for a casual, naturalized effect in a lesser-used area of your yard. These broadleaf-evergreens provide year-round interest for your landscape! Use as a low privacy hedge throughout all growing seasons. A row along your home's foundation planting or between your home's front yard and the sidewalk or as a steady backdrop in a border garden.

These are not just evergreen plants, rather are also gorgeous fragrant flowering shrubs that won't overtake your entire garden! Use as low screening around your patios and seating areas, or as fringe around a structure, arbor, gazebo or a garden sculpture for year-round accenting! Pieris has a love of moist soil, so don't be afraid to plant near or around a water feature or where the gutters drain.

  • Fragrant Bell-Shaped Flowers
  • Red New Spring Growth
  • Glossy Green Leaves
  • Great for Containers, Low Hedges, Moist Sites
  • Fast to Moderate Growth & Year-Round Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Mountain Snow Pieris is more heat-tolerant than other varieties, so this is a step-up from others you might see at your local nursery. It's drought-resistant and also renowned for its shade tolerance, so you can even use it in areas where other plants might fail to thrive. It's a low-maintenance shrub, and can even be fast-growing under the right conditions. Prune after flowering if needed.

  • Full Shade & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to a Variety of Well-Drained Soils
  • Loves Moist to Semi-Moist Conditions
  • Fast to Medium Growth Rate
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant

Of the many varieties of Pieris, Mountain Snow is certainly an exceptional choice! You can't go wrong with its colorful foliage, delightful blossoms and year-round interest!

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.

From To S&H
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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Mountain Snow™ Pieris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pieris japonica 'Planow'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moist
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes