University of Florida

Pieris japonica 'Variegata'

Common name(s): Variegated Japanese Pieris

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

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 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 environment temperature is 70 degrees F during the day and 60 degrees F at night. Partial shade in Summer.