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PIERIS japonica 'Passion'
Japanese Andromeda, Japanese Pieris


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:: Ericaceae :: PIERIS :: japonica :: 'Passion'
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P1.3L
  • Protection : COV EU 20857

Main asset

Vigorous, easy-growing variety that combines young red shoots in spring with abundant dark pink flowers.


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

Globe Planter

Small evergreen shrub of heather earth, rounded, orange-red obovate leaves becoming shiny dark green. The flowering takes place in early spring, in the form of hanging clusters of small bells, melliferous. 'Passion' is an improvement of 'Valley Valentine' obtained at Praktijkonderzoek Plant & Omgeving BV in Wageningen (Netherlands) in 2005. It has an erect habit, and clusters of very dark pink bells, clearly visible over the foliage.

  • Uses: shrub beds, planters

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: erected
  • Height: 2 m x 2 m (6.6 ft x 6.6 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May-June

Shape and colours:

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


  • Soil type: drained, not calcareous
  • Exposure: part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)