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donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479
Hello everyone. Can anyone tell me what this plant is called. It looks beautiful in the front garden of the house we are buying. :)


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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Pieris or one of its many cultivars!!
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    On the negative side , the new red leaves can be damaged by late spring frosts ; but they always 'pull' through .
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479
    Thank you Paul B3. It does look so lovely, especially on a dull day like today. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Totally agree ! That one must be many years old as they're not the quickest growing shrub . I have an old cultivar looking like yours ; Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame' .
    Your soil there must be neutral to acidic for it to thrive like that !
    Take care of it , and I dread to think of the price for a specimen like that in a garden centre !!!
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479
    Wow! Paul that is amazing, the next door neighbour has one but is so tiny compared to this one. I haven't done a soil test yet, the house is looking like a building site at the moment but I will do one to see what the soil is. Thank you so much.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Pleased to have helped ! (Good luck with the house refurbishment)!
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479
    Thank you Paul you are a star:)
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