Mountain Snow™ Pieris
4-Season Interest in a Decorative, Hardy Shrub
Pieris Mountain Snow, Pieris japonica 'Planow', is an ornamental shrub with year-round interest. Use one as an elegant accent plant near your perennial bed, or group several together for a casual, naturalized affect in a lesser-used area of your yard. 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.
Your Mountain Snow Pieris seems to have it all—beautiful foliage and delicate flowers all wrapped up in a versatile, hardy nature. 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.
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. It’s a low-maintenance shrub, and can even be fast-growing under the right conditions. Mountain Snow Pieris is heat-tolerant than other varieties, so this is a step-up from others you might see at your local nursery.
Of the many varieties of Pieries, Mountain Snow is certainly an exceptional choice. You can’t go wrong with its colorful foliage, delightful blossoms and year-round interest!
* Year-round interest
* Heat & drought tolerant
* Fast to moderate growth
* Great for containers
* Adaptable to a variety of soils
* 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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||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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Pieris japonica 'Planow'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Sun|
|Growth Rate||Fast, Medium|