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Taiwan Andromeda Shrubs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by leadarrows, May 31, 2004.

  1. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 925

    Any one familiar with this plant? I need planting instructions. I did a Google and couldn't find any info on what conditions this plant requires.
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Not familiar with a "Tiawan" variety, but could you be referring to a "Japanese" Andromeda? Pieris japonica is commonly known as a Japanese Andromeda. New foilage comes out a brilliant red color, lasting most of the season, then as it "ages" into the next season, turns green? White clusters of flowers ~1/4" in size in the spring?

    If that is what you are referring to, there's not much to planting them. I don't have my Dirr book at home, but IIRC, they need slightly acidic soil, so some amendments could be needed. Full to part sun, again, IIRC. They can get big, upwards of 8 feet tall and around 6 feet wide, but that's why Felco is in business.:)

    Try a search on Pieris and see what turns up.


    If you have a wholesale account, Brehobs sells them for around $18 in a 3 gallon, though I don't think they have any left right now.

  3. michael13

    michael13 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 28

    what is a dirr book?
  4. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Dirr S Hardy Trees And Shrubs -- a landscapers bible of sorts
  5. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 925

    Thank you Dan just what I needed to know. :)
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Michael Dirr is a professor of horticulture. He has written 10 or 11 books, and has published numerous articles and publications.

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