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PIERIS japonica 'Katsura'
Lily of the Valley Bush


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:: Ericaceae :: PIERIS :: japonica :: 'Katsura'
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P1.3L
  • Protection : COV EU 12452

Main asset

A young foliage color unique in Pieris, dark glossy purple, then lightening.


Plant for acid soil, aerated, remaining wet in summer, and exposure not too sunny or hot.

VIP Valkplant

Japanese variety (breeder Yoshimichi Hirose) with leathery young shoots of unusual dark brightning purple. The plant is covered with this deep red in spring and in autumn. In spring, cascade of flowers in a magnificent pink gradation. Compact and spreading habit.

  • Uses: container, shrub bed

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 80 cm x 80 cm (2.6 ft x 2.6 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: April-May

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oboval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: dark green
  • Flowers shape: clusters of bells
  • Flowers colour: pink


  • Soil type: acid, loose and drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)