‘Compacta’ Andromeda

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Pieris japonica ‘Compacta’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
A white-blooming pieris with a more landscape-friendly size than the species, ‘Compacta’ ranges between 4 to 6 feet tall. A heavy bloomer, its white flowers make a gorgeous spectacle in the spring. Flower buds emerge late in the summer before to add to the winter interest of its evergreen leaves. New growth emerges a bronze color. This is a wonderful choice for flanking an entryway.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 6 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Compact - Mounding
Features:   Year Round Color and Interest, Excellent Foliage Color, Pollenizer, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Tolerates Clay Soil
Attracts:   Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Shade, Entryway, Asian-Zen
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Fragrant, Profuse Flowering
Heavily draped in hanging clusters of white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Dark Green
Bronze new growth
Landscape Uses:    Foundation
Accent, Specimen
‘Compacta’ Andromeda is a Moderate maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 4 to 6 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade to Full Shade
Watering:   Moist   Regular
Soil Types:   Acidic   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Acidic fertilizer after flowering according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Spring-flowering shrubs and trees bloom on buds that formed on growth from the previous season, also known as “old wood.” Do not prune these plants in late winter or before they bloom in early spring! If you do, you will be cutting off the flower buds. If pruning is needed, do it in late spring, soon after the shrub has finished blooming. This will allow time for new growth and buds to form in late summer and fall, which will bear another season of blooms next spring.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b

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