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Pieris floribunda

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pee-AIR-iss flor-ih-BUN-dah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Pieris floribunda, commonly called Fetter-bush, Mountain andromeda, mountain pieris mountain fetter-bush, is an evergreen shrub that grows in a compact form.  It boasts dark green foliage year round.  It forms attractive flower buds form in fall.  This plant dislikes high temperature and humidity and is very cold hardy.

It is resistant to lace bugs.  

Cultivars:
  • 'Millstream'
Tags:
#native#evergreen#hardy#poisonous#fragrant flowers#specimen#shrubs#fragrant fruit
Cultivars:
  • 'Millstream'
Tags:
#native#evergreen#hardy#poisonous#fragrant flowers#specimen#shrubs#fragrant fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pieris
    Species:
    floribunda
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, North Carolina
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Lace bugs
    Edibility:
    Non edible
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    White
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Fruit Description:
    Upright fragrant clusters in early spring.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Terminal, erect clusters, inverted urn-shaped, the short 5 lobes spreading. Flower buds from in the fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    Ingestion may cause tingling sensation, salivation, nose and eyes watering, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, weakness, convulsions.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Andromedotoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves