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Pieris floribunda (Pursh) Benth. & Hook. f.
Mountain andromeda, Mountain fetterbush
USDA Symbol: pifl
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May
GA , NC , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Native Distribution:
Mts. of VA, WV, NC & TN Native Habitat:
Balds & moist, wooded, mountain slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff