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Pieris Bonfire in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'

 

Pieris 'Bonfire'

Pieris is a compact, evergreen shrub, grown for the foliage, which emerges red and changes to pink, then cream, and finally to green - with other colour variations in some cultivars. The bell-shaped flowers are in clusters, and are small, usually cream or pink, and often fragrant. 'Bonfire' has deep burgundy red leaves when young, fading through to green in summer and creamy-white lily-of-the-valley like flowers are produced in late spring.

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plant Features
  • Pieris Bonfire likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Pieris Bonfire likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pieris Bonfire is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Pieris Bonfire likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Pieris 'Bonfire'

Latin name

Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Ericaceae

ph

5.6 - 6.6 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pieris Bonfire likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Pieris Bonfire is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Pieris Bonfire likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pieris Bonfire likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pieris Bonfire is 1.20meters x 1.20meters 1.20 M 1.20 M

Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'

Pieris is a compact, evergreen shrub, grown for the foliage, which emerges red and changes to pink, then cream, and finally to green - with other colour variations in some cultivars. The bell-shaped flowers are in clusters, and are small, usually cream or pink, and often fragrant. 'Bonfire' has deep burgundy red leaves when young, fading through to green in summer and creamy-white lily-of-the-valley like flowers are produced in late spring.


Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

The flowers are produced in clusters and are small and cream sometimes scented.

 

Planting Season

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Plant in a sunny or partially sheltered position. Pieris do well in acidic soil.

 

Propagation by Semi Hardwood Cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by Softwood Cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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