University of Florida

Pieris japonica

Common name(s): Pieris, Japanese Pieris, Lily-Of-The-Valley Bush

Plant type: evergreen small shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 3000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 65-70 degrees F
Time to rooting: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Use open-bottomed tree pots. Need shade on hot sunny days.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: no information
Time required for germination: 2-4 weeks
Comment: Germination enviroment temperature is 70 degrees F during the day and 60 degrees F at night. Partial shade during the Summer.

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information