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Mountain Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda
Scientific Name: Pieris floribunda (Pursh) Benth. & Hook. f.
Synonym:
Family: Ericaceae
Mountain Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda (Pieris  floribunda)
Pieris floribunda, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 690.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-17

Sun Exposure: Light shade to morning sun

Origin: Eastern USA

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub with hairy twigs, up to 5 feet tall and wide (1.5 m); alternate and simple, leathery leaves with ciliate margins, 1.6 to 2.4 inches long (4-6 cm), 0.5 to 1 inch wide (1.2-2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, like acidic soil and like rainwater, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings are difficult


Leaves and nectar from flowers are highly poisonous.

Blooming Habits:
White urn-shaped fragrant flowers, 0.25 inch long (6 mm), with 5 spreading lobes, in terminal, erect clusters, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm) in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Dry, 5-parted round capsule, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm).


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