Pieris japonica 'Katsura'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: 4 x 4 feet in 10 years
USDA Zone: 5-8
Exposure: shade to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Comments: The new growth on this recently introduced cultivar will literally stop you in your tracts. After the early spring showing of pink to rose-red flowers the gardener is treated to a continuous display of emerging glossy leaves of the richest wine-red color of any Pieris. Originally found in Japan near a Shinto temple.