Pieris Dorthy Wycoff (3 Gallon Container)
"Pieris ( /ˈpaɪ.ərɪs/) is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family
Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia,
eastern North America and Cuba. Known commonly as andromedas or
fetterbushes, they are broad-leaved evergreen shrubs growing to 1–6 m
(3.3' - 19.7') tall and (3' - 10') wide. The leaves are spirally arranged,
often appearing to be in whorls at the end of each shoot with bare
stretches of shoot below; they are lanceolate-ovate, 2–10 cm (.8" - 4")
long and 1-3.5 cm (.4" - 1.4") broad, leathery textured, and with an
entire or serrated margin. The young leaves in spring are typically
brightly coloured. The flowers are bell-shaped, 5–15 mm (.2" - .6")
long, white or pink, and arranged in racemes 5–12 cm (2" - 5") long.
The fruit is a woody capsule which splits into five sections to release the
numerous small seeds.
Pieris species are used as food plants by the larvae of some
Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed."