Finally it seems the weather has started to warm some. This week’s shrub is one of the first evergreens to show off in the spring. This week’s shrub is the…
Mountain Fire Andromeda Pieris Japonica ‘Mt. Fire’
Andromedas bloom in early May and are one of the first evergreens of the spring to bloom.
Although there are many varieties of Andromeda, the Mountain Fire is certainly one of the most spectacular. With its white tassel-cluster type flowers and its fire red new foliage it’s a real eye catcher in the landscape.
It’s a zone 5 plant so on the south side of a fence or home it should do just fine.
Mountain Fire’s grow to 8-10’ with a 6-8’ spread so leave some space for it to grow, you’ll be thankful for it later on and so will it.