Pieris floribunda (Pursh) Benth. & Hook. f.
Mountain andromeda, Mountain fetterbush
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
USDA Symbol: pifl
A compact, broadleaf evergreen, to 6 ft. tall, with deep-green, leathery, oval leaves and terminal clusters of pendulous, bell-shaped flowers. Flower buds form in the fall and are held erect through the winter, turning progressively more creamy-white.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May
DistributionUSA: GA , NC , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Native Distribution: Mts. of VA, WV, NC & TN
Native Habitat: Balds & moist, wooded, mountain slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pieris floribunda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pieris floribunda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pieris floribunda
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff