Pieris phyllyreifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Climbing Heather, Climbing Pieris, Fetterbush


Plant Specifics

Size: ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Habitats:Upland mixed forests, sandhill, cypress swamps, moist pinelands, white cedar swamps, sandhills near sinkhole ponds, often climbing on pond cypress or slash pin or white cedar.


Recommended Uses:This grows as a viney shrubl. Can be grown as a shrub if pruned but could also be trained against an arbor or post.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Said to attract early spring pollinators (Using Georgia Native Plants Blog).