mountain pieris Ericaceae Pieris
floribunda (Pursh) Benth. & Hook. f.
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, leathery, oblong to lanceolate, ciliate margin, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long, shiny green above, paler beneath.
Flower: White, 1/4 inch long, urn-shaped in long (2 to 4 inches) upright clusters, appearing in early spring.
Fruit: Dry, small (1/4 inch), 5 parted, round capsules, ripen in late summer and persist through winter.
Twig: Slender, green to reddish brown, fuzzy; buds small pointed, reddish.
Bark: Gray to reddish brown, splits into vertical, peeling strips.
Form: Thick, multi-stemmed, rounded shrub to 5 feet.
Looks like: Japanese pieris
- mountain laurel
| Additional Range Information:
Pieris floribunda is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting mountain pieris.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson