Japanese Lavender Heath Forest Flame
A real eye-catcher for the spring garden. This flowering shrub, Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame', is very beautiful. The fabulous flowers, which are red when they emerge and turn pink later, are not all. The flowers in spring, when many plants have not yet awakened from winter, hang in bunches on the plant.
What are shade plants suitable for?
Originally from Japan, this plant will fit very well in a Japanese or faraway garden and is not only beautiful in a border, but also in a pot on your patio. Japanese lavender heather grows as a shrub and can therefore also be used as a hedge plant or as a planter.
Lavender Heath in the Garden
The evergreen Forest Flame, also called Japanese Lavender Heath, is a small bushy shrub with a height of 50 - 75cm. The flowers are brilliantly green, lively and airy on the shoots. The new shoots are bright red, later light red and getting lighter and lighter. The colouring lasts a long time and is beautiful in combination with the white flower panicles that appear in April and May. The striking and long flower panicles of this garden plant are already in bud form from autumn onwards, which gives it a beautiful ornamental value even in winter. Garden plants such as Japanese lavender heather need an acidic to neutral soil and a sunny to semi-shady location.
Buy Japanese Lavender Heath
For 1 metre you will need approximately 3 - 5 plants.
The plants are pot-grown, so you can use Prieris japonica all year round.