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Pieris japonica Polar Passion – Passion Frost – Evergreen Lily of the Valley Shrub

Pieris are one of the most popular of the evergreen shrubs, famed for attractive foliage and abundant flowering. This recently introduced Pieris Polar Passion, also known as Passion Frost is a fantastic evergreen shrub and is sure to brighten any spot in the garden you choose to plant it.The good thing is, it’s not just limited to the garden bed or border but can equally be enjoyed in a large patio planter. Reaching up to around a metre tall and wide, the attractive foliage is variegated in creamy white or even light yellow. The show stopping flowers are the real star and what makes this plant unique, being the first ever variegated Pieris variety to carry the masses of lily-of-the-valley-like flowers in deep red-purple.The plant is attractive in bud as they form over several weeks, to burst out in all their glory in Spring, lasting for several weeks. Later on, new shoots on the plant are produced in vivid shades of burgundy-scarlet-red, making for season long interest, and a real