Top Questions About Pieris Shrubs

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Questions About Pieris Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 3, 2014

Q. 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.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 3, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

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

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Asked by
samtibb on
July 19, 2016

Q. japanese pieris

Tips of leaves are dark brown. What can I do to fix this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 20, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This shrub is susceptible to fungus diseases.

Make sure the soil is well draining and that the roots are not sitting in soggy soil.
Air circulation helps in the overall health.
Avoid overhead watering.
Remove and dispose of any dead plant material.
Apply a fungicide if the issue is severe.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/japanese-andromeda/grow-japanese-andromeda.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 16, 2017

Q. 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.

Answered by
JeffreyGardener on
February 17, 2017
A.

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
mitch on
April 24, 2017

Q. Info

Hi could you tell me what plant this is , and how to take a cutting
Thanks
Regards
Ron

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 30, 2017
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2017

Q. 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

Asked by
Savemygarden on
July 5, 2017

Q. Pieris katsura leaf problem

The beautiful leaves of this pieris, which I am about to plant, suddenly have a light tan color to the upper side of the leaf and tiny black, shiny, inky-looking spots on the underside. This all happened very rapidly. Can you tell me what is going on?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This would appear to be Aphids.

Treat the plant with Neem Oil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
pereis on
August 1, 2017

Q. Pieris Japonica variegata

My beautiful plant was stuck under next door’s very large, shady tree which while I wasn’t checking. The pieris has two thirds reverted to all green leaves. My neighbor has now heavily cut back his tree (nothing to do with me), thus letting a lot more light on to that corner of the garden. Is it possible to cut off all the new completely green growth in the hopes that the variegation will take over again now that the plant is much better lit or will I kill the plant? If I cut it back, when is the best time to do it?
The pieris is in well protected corner of my garden facing north east and is about 20 years old.

Answered by
nikki-phipps on
August 4, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Most plants will only revert on a particular stem, branch or other area. You can cut these off (any time) to try to prevent the entire plant from reverting. If that doesn’t work, you may need to simply learn to enjoy your healthy, beautiful green plant.

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