Scarlet O'Hara Pieris

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White Fragrant Bells on Evergreen Pieris Scarlet O'Hara!

  • Fragrant White Bell-Shaped Flowers
  • Showy Red Spring Foliage
  • Glossy Dark-Green Evergreen Leaves
  • Year-Round Color
  • Deer & Rabbits Generally Leave Alone
  • Great Hedge, Specimen & Accent
  • Low Maintenance & Easy to Grow
  • Long-Lived
  • Full Sun & Some Partial Shade
  • Insignificant Berries

Fragrant little bells smother this fantastic evergreen specimen in spring and fantastic color year-round! The Pieris Scarlet O'Hara (Pieris japonica Scarlet 'O'Hara') is a type of Japanese Andromeda that displays so many amazing ornamental features, you'll wonder why you've not seen them used more often!

This southern bell starts the year with an amazing burst of bright red foliage as new growth emerges. Soon after, clusters of dainty white, fragrant bell-shaped flowers appear and draw swarms of butterflies, hummingbirds and bees!

Becoming dark glossy green, the foliage offers year-round background color and evergreen presence in the landscape with very little work from you! Forming tiny berries that while insignificant, do add a touch of summer interest.

How to Use Pieris Scarlet O’Hara In The Landscape

A hefty shrub, you’ll enjoy fast screening and hedges with a row of Pieris to hide or enhance your view!

A large specimen plant and superb anchor for foundation plantings, Pieris retain their glossy evergreen presence and are perfect backdrops for your perennial and cottage gardens, providing a steady green backdrop for all your multi-shrub and mixed borders!

Use these lovelies to create living walls of seclusion around your reading nooks, seating areas or firepit to whisk away the world. Lush privacy around your patio or meditation areas for year-round peace and quiet.

Scarlet O’Hara Andromeda are fantastic additions to Asian Inspired and Zen gardens, these lovely plants bring great presence and structure to your Rock Gardens too!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Loving the full sun, these evergreen shrubs appreciate afternoon shade in the hotter of the USDA climate zones of 5 - 9.

Tolerating well-drained soils, even slightly acidic soil, Pieris needs consistent moisture in average garden soil. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Prune after the early spring blooms are done so you won’t inadvertently remove next year’s flower buds!

Order your own fantastic evergreen Pieris Scarlet O’Hara from today to get growing your own lovely landscaping privacy as soon as possible!

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
#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 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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Scarlet O'Hara Pieris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Pieris japonica 'Scarlet O'Hara'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color New growth emerges Bright Scarlet Red, matures to Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes