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Peiris hasn’t gone very red

I have a lovely peiris (forest flame I think) which has lots of white blossom but hardly any red leaves. My Dad has quite a few of the same but they’re all a lovely vibrant colour. Any ideas why the difference? It was planted in Ericacious compost about 18 months ago and watered well in the summer but admit I haven’t fed it. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,148
    It's new foliage which is red. It gradually changes colour.

    It's normally after the flowers, although it can vary, as the weather can have an effect on when the flowers appear, so occasionally the foliage is emerging first, or even at the same time. The huge one along the road from me has both at the moment. Yours has some foliage turning at the top    :)
    On some plants which are either young, or aren't growing so well, there are less flowers too. My neighbour's two look pretty poor just now - but they aren't in the best location and get no care. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Nessy86Nessy86 Posts: 10
    Thank you for your reply and I’m so sorry for the delay, didn’t see it!
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