'Little Heath' - compact; bronze-red new growth develops into yellowish green variegation when mature, may revert to a green form which is propagated and sold as 'Little Heath Green' (Dirr, 1998). Pieris japonica NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Zone: 5 - 8. Question by jay66 May 25, 1999. Pieris japonica, commonly known as lily-of-the-valley bush, Japanese andromeda or Japanese pieris, is a round, compact evergreen shrub that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 8. Compacta Japanese Pieris is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Eye-catching, Pieris japonica 'Red Head' (Japanese Andromeda) is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub that provides desirable winter interest, abundant spring blooms and a striking foliage which emerges bright red before turning glossy, dark green. In early spring, large, clusters of pink buds open to fragrant, urn-shaped, pendulous, creamy-white flowers. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. Mature Size: 5 - 6 ft High x 5 - 6 ft Wide. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A sure sign of spring, this plant blooms profusely from late March to mid-April with panicles of white, lily of the valley-like flowers. ... 1999. Pieris japonica 'Compacta' Andromeda. Hi, We planted a Japanese Andromeda Compacta this spring. Deep, green, shiny foliage and a dense, compact form add to this plants' landscape value. During the spring season, bell-shaped, lily-of-the-valley-like blooms provide cascading color to signal the beginning of the new season. It has shown no signs of growth, and has a lot of leaves turning yellow and shedding. Pieris 'Compacta' Overview. Plainsboro, NJ. Nice compact evergreen for morning sun and beautiful early spring blooms. Hardiness Zone: (5)6-8; Height: 6-8 ft; Japanese Andromeda - Sarabande, Pieris japonica 'Sarabande', is a jewel of a plant because the beauty of its unique showy blooms arrives just when we need that reminder of spring! 'Compacta' (Compact Japanese Andromeda) Evergreen, #3 - Size Container Viburnum p. t. 'Summer Snowflake' (Doublefile Viburnum) Shrub, white flowers, #2 - Size Container Little Heath Lily of The Valley Shrub -Pieris Japonica- Andromeda - 2.5" Pot Deer-resistant. Deep, green, shiny foliage and a dense, compact form add to this plants' landscape value. Deer-resistant. 'Karenoma' - a hybrid (P. japonica x P. floribunda), soft pink buds, white flowers. Pieris japonica 'Compacta' A sure sign of spring, this plant blooms profusely from late March to mid-April with panicles of white, lily of the valley-like flowers. Yellowing Pieris Andromeda Compacta - Knowledgebase Question. 'Mountain Fire' - vivid red new growth, white flowers. 0. A Fantastic Evergreen Pieris japonica, also known as Japanese Pieris, Japanese Andromeda, or Lily-of-the-Valley Plant, is a hardy and versatile evergreen shrub that provides excellent color and interest throughout the season.