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Plant ID - what is this plant and where can I get one from?

rsardanarsardana Posts: 9
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I want to know what this lovely plant is called? I can't find the exact one again. Got it 4 years ago from local Morrisons and still not able to locate it. It's doing so well on my patio and I'd love another one.
Many thanks.
 





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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    edited April 2021
    Pieris japonica Variegata maybe.

    or 

    Pieris ‘Flaming Silver’
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,264
    I think that's a Pieris, mine's just coming into bloom now. I don't know the exact variety though. It does need ericaceous compost.
  • rsardanarsardana Posts: 9
    thanks all, I think it's the Pieris ‘Flaming Silver’ as that looks just like it when it's in bloom. I've never bothered with acidic soil in 4 yrs and despite using multi compost it's one of the best plants I have grown. I just up potted it into a 49cm outdoor frost free planter, from 40cm pot. I used a small mix of bone,fish meal and multi compost. Should I be worried since it needs ericaceous compost? 
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,819
    It’s fine in neutral soil as well. I would grow it in a mixture of John Innes No.3 and multipurpose compost. The nutrients in the multipurpose compost exhaust quickly and a soil based compost would be more suitable for long term planting.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,120
    In the second picture some of the shoots look like there is no variegation on the leaves (the white/silver edges). The plain green-leaved shoots/branches are best pruned out otherwise they will grow stronger than the variegated parts and will eventually take over.
  • rsardanarsardana Posts: 9


    Pieris ‘Flaming Silver’JennyJ said:
    In the second picture some of the shoots look like there is no variegation on the leaves (the white/silver edges). The plain green-leaved shoots/branches are best pruned out otherwise they will grow stronger than the variegated parts and will eventually take over.
    thanks for thr tip, will do! :-)
  • rsardanarsardana Posts: 9
    Pieris japonica Variegata maybe.

    or 

    Pieris ‘Flaming Silver’
    Any tips on how to make a cutting from this plant root? I’ve tried three times where the cutting has the white flowers and a leaf but no joy so far! Thanks in advance 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Cuttings must not have flowers - choose one without. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 569
    edited April 2021
    A stem with flowers on it won’t have enough stored energy to make new roots. Cut a 4- or 5-inch length from the end of a healthy stem. Remove all but the top set or two of leaves and place the cutting in a pot with gritty compost. Remember to keep the potting medium moist.


  • rsardanarsardana Posts: 9
    Athelas said:
    A stem with flowers on it won’t have enough stored energy to make new roots. Cut a 4- or 5-inch length from the end of a healthy stem. Remove all but the top set or two of leaves and place the cutting in a pot with gritty compost. Remember to keep the potting medium moist.


    Will it root in just water ? 
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