|Feature Plant: Pieris japonica 'Cavatine' (Dwarf Japanese Andromeda)|
Welcome to This Month in the Garden for April. Spring has arrived at last and it's time to get out into the garden! This month's feature plant is Pieris japonica 'Cavatine', also known as Dwarf Japanese Andromeda. This lovely evergreen shrub produces dainty bell-shaped white blooms in early springtime which contrast beautifully against darker green foliage. The abundance of flowers are an attraction to early season pollinators and new buds start to form during the late summer months, giving further interest through fall and winter.
|Pieris 'Cavatine' (Dwarf Japanese Andromeda)|
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That is a special shrub, for sure. Hmmmm...I need a replacement shrub for mostly shade, so...ReplyDelete
Mine are starting to get huge flower buds and will be blooming soon. They are so pretty in the Spring garden!Delete
I didn't know this bush, Lee. Then I have learned this bush named Lily of Valley tree. Is it right? I will see if I could find it here.ReplyDelete
Hi Nadezda. Yes, Lily of the Valley tree is a common name for this shrub due to the appearance of its flowers, which resemble lily of the valley. You should be able to grow it in your zone.Delete