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Pieris jap. Little Heath

Little Heath Andromeda

  • »  Small shrub
  • »  Tiny, narrow, long leaves
  • »  Year round foliage color, green leaves with creamy white variegation
  • »  White pendulous bell flowers in mid-April
  • »  Bronze foliage emerges in May

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Looking for a small shrub that gives you more than just the right size? 'Little Heath' may be the plant you're searching for with an overflowing resume of attributes that will make that small space of yours shine throughout the year. Great texture is this plant's main calling card, with tiny, narrow, long leaves that create a dainty look while adding the attribute of year round color as each leaf has a narrow margin of creamy variegation that makes this little wonder shimmer in the landscape. Tiny spikes of white pendulous bell flowers top the foliage in mid-April adding another dimension to this plant's beauty while new growth emerges in May with bronze colored tones that contribute even more to its season wide appeal. Plant 'Little Heath' in a wind protected morning sun, afternoon shade location for best results and enjoy this rare little treasure.

Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Foliage Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Pieris jap. 'Little Heath'

Likes well-drained, moist soil and mulch. Prune immediately after flowering in late spring by cutting branches to just above a set of leaves. Protect from winter winds.