Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'
Size: 6-9 inch
Growth Habit: upright shrub
USDA Zone: 5-8
Exposure: shade to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Comments: Dark red winter buds open a deep rose during early spring and will typically remain in bloom for over 2 months. New growth is bronze red and if you're lucky it will send a second flush of new growth in August.