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Pieris x 'Brouwer's Beauty'

Phonetic Spelling
pee-AIR-iss x BROW-uhrs byoo·tee
Description

'Brouwers' Beauty' is an evergreen shrub that is a hybrid between a native plant and a Japanese plant. The shrub is dense and slow-growing to a height of 5-7 feet with a similar spread.  The urn-shaped flowers are lightly scented and open in early spring on horizontal to arching panicles. The foliage is attractive during the summer and purplish-red buds add winter interest.

Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soils with compost added and mulch to retain moisture.

Poorly drained soils can result in root rot.

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Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#year-round interest#hedges#deer resistant#foundation planting#long bloom time#borders#pollinator plant#early spring flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#year-round interest#hedges#deer resistant#foundation planting#long bloom time#borders#pollinator plant#early spring flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pieris
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Hybrid of a USA and Japan plants
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer damage resistant. important nectar source for the mason bee
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Urn
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Buds appear in winter and are purplish-red. In early spring they open to white urn-shaped flowers on horizontal to arching panicles.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1-3 inch long glossy leaves emerge yellow-green and mature to green. The shape is lanceolate with pointed tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Reddish stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer