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Pieris japonica 'Ralto'

Lily of the valley

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Pieris japonica 'Ralto' is a medium sized, evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves with margins of creamy white/yellow. Clusters of vivid pink-red flowers in spring. Height 0.7m, Spread 0.7m.  It prefers a good, rich acidic soil in partial shade where it makes a fantastic specimen. Water well until established.

  • Foliage Colour: Variegated Foliage Green/Yellow
  • Flower Colour: Red/Pink
  • Habit: Bushy, Compact, Rounded, Evergreen
  • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Position: Sheltered
  • Facing: East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
  • Rate of Growth: Slow-growing
  • Time to Ultimate Height: 10-20 Years
  • Eventual Height: 70cm
  • Evenetual Spread: 70cm
  • Soil: Well-drained moist, acid soil or ericaceous compost
  • Flowering Period: March to May
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • Common Names: pieris 'Valley Valentine'
  • Also Known As: Pieris taiwanensis 'Valley Valentine'

Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

Eventual Size of Pieris japonica 'Ralto' Eventual Size of Pieris japonica 'Ralto'
Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

Plant in full sun to semi shade in fertile slightly acidic soil. Add ericaceous compost when planting, top-dress with fertilizer and keep well watered until established

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