Hi Guys,

I bought a pieris "forest flame" and planted it in my garden about 4 weeks ago. The beautiful red leaves on the top have gone from red to pink and now yellow? I am aware that Pieris like acidic soil so I purchased some ericaceous miracle gro feed and have been feeding it every 2 weeks as advised on the box. Please can anybody help me turn it back to red??image



  • MrsMegaMrsMega Posts: 5

    not sure but I would take it out of the ground and re-pot in a pot with ericacious compost then put the pot back in the place where the plant came from - I 've grown mine like that and a few azalias are in pots in amongst the other plants and it works well

    Hope that helps


  • I've got a small one of these. I think the new leaves start off red, go pink and then yellow, before eventually turning green. I don't think it will go back red no matter what you feed it until it grows some more leaves! Mine seems to do this quite a lot though, so hopefully you will have some red leaves soon image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,626

    It's normal.  The new spring growth is red and eventually turns green as the season progesses.

    The Vendée, France
  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    You only get vivid red on new leaves, they mature and go lime green, that's why it's so valued in the spring, don't worry look forward to next spring.

  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    The red leaves are the new leaves of this years growth. After the red colour fades, they turn yellow. To encourage red leaved to form throughout the summer, prune over long branches by half and the new leaves which form will be red again.



  • Sam BurnsSam Burns Posts: 3

    I'm a "new" gardner image  I bought a lovey bush about 4 weeks ago which had lovely bright pink leaves at the tips.  Within a week or so they started to turn Yellow and now they are starting to drop off.  I've added a multi compost and some bonemeal into the soil and making sure it has plentry water daily.  Please help this "new" gardner bring this bush back to it's original beauty image



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,626

    Stop watering.  It's probably drowning.   What is it?   having a name will help us identify its needs and likely problems.

    The Vendée, France
  • Sam BurnsSam Burns Posts: 3

    Sorry - it's a pieris "forest flame image

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569
    Hi Danny mine is the same and apparently this how they are supposed to be, mine also is Forrest flame i was worried as well but ok now ,good luck

  • Sam BurnsSam Burns Posts: 3

    Sounds like my problem is over watering.  Thanks everyone for your help! image


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