Very new to plants and gardening, what plant is this?

Ice_TwinIce_Twin Posts: 82

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 Could anyone help with identifying this plant for me?

I acquired it off a family friend but they couldn't tell me anything about it. image

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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,783

    Could it be a pieris? Small white flowers in spring?

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Looks like a pieris to me.  Just been down the garden and the leaves on mine are exactly the same.  Unfortunately I can't tell which variety.  Lovely plant to haveimage

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Snap Victoriaimage

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,783

    image I don't know the variety either, love the foliage when it is red...

  • Ice_TwinIce_Twin Posts: 82

    I have no idea about the colour of its flowers, I have never seen it flower image

    Any information on how best to care for it?

    I don't have seem to have very good green fingers like you lot image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,783

    Ice Twin, I've got mine in a tub of ericaceous compost in full sun but mine doesn't look very cheerful and is trying to revert away from variegation...hopefully someone else can give you some better infoimage

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Maybe it doesn't like full sun Victoria.  I think they prefer a semi shady position.  At least mine seems to be doing Ok there.  The sun bleaches out the variegation I think.  We'll wait for the expertsimage

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,061

    Pieris generally are happier in dappled shade in my experienceimage

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,783
    philippa smith2 wrote (see)

    Pieris generally are happier in dappled shade in my experienceimage


    Another one for the hen penimage

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