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Asked by Anonymous on October 3, 2014
Leaf Problems

I have an old pieris forest flame that I have recently repotted at the beginning of summer. Just lately the leaves are going pale and tips look like they have been burnt and it gradually spreads up the leaf. This is only happening on the new leaves – old leaves are ok.

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This is either a water or nutrient issue. Give it some additional water and add some balanced fertilizer.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 16, 2017
Pieris Plant

It has been very cold overnight, and my small pieris plant is dropping all its leaves like a rhododendron. Is this normal? Thanks.


Do you have a photo of the plant? How cold did it get? Pieris japonica is generally cold tolerant if sufficiently mulched. The upper foliage may suffer a bit in a severe frost, but it would still be alive.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 28, 2017
Pieris Japonica – Starting More Plants

Could someone give me details on how to start Pieris Japonica (Japanese Andromeda)? I have had wonderful luck growing them but now, at about 15 years old, they are dying on me. I have only one shrub left, It flowered this year but is getting abit shabby like the others did before they died. I’ve checked with local plant spots but no one sells them any more.

I’d appreciate any assistance. Thanks so much for your time. **Judi Burke

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