The FIRE N ICE Pieris, otherwise known as the Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 or Japanese Red Pine ‘Low Glow’, ‘Low Glow’ Japanese Red Pine, is a rather well known tree plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and slow growth, this tree will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its multicolored colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this FIRE N ICE Pieris Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
In order to take proper care of your FIRE N ICE Pieris you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The FIRE N ICE Pieris prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 in an environment where it can receive partial sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the FIRE N ICE Pieris in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your FIRE N ICE Pieris is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the FIRE N ICE Pieris belongs to the Pinaceae family, the genus Pinus and the species Densiflora, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 (PY-er-iss juh-PON-ih-kuh). Other members from the Pinaceae family include Horstmann’s Silberlocke Korean Fir, Japanese Larch ‘Pendula’, Lemon Candy™ Ninebark, Photinia X Fraseri, Picea Mariana ‘Nana’, Pinus Flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’S Pyramid’, Pinus Strobus ‘Nana’, Archangel Redwood ‘Glauca’, Raspberry Lemonade™ Ninebark, Pinus Nigra, Loblolly Pine, Drooping Cone Pine ‘Mops’, Bird’s Nest Spruce, Dwarf Norway Spruce, Abies Concolor ‘Blue Cloak’, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Blue Sapphire Ceanothus, Blue Atlas Cedar ‘Glauca Pendula’, North American White Pine ‘Blue Shag’, Tall Lodgepole Pine, Abies balsamea ‘Nana’, Pinus Mugo variety “Pumilio”, Pieris Japonica ‘Purity’, Thunberg Pine, Shore Pine and Subalpine Fir ‘Green Globe’.
As with other Pinus’s, the FIRE N ICE Pieris is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.
The FIRE N ICE Pieris is a plant native to the Eastern temperate Asia.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your FIRE N ICE Pieris is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 7 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a and the ideal climate zone is between 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, H1.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the FIRE N ICE Pieris is a relatively slow grower, which makes things easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the FIRE N ICE Pieris actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 can grow up to 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm) in 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm) and 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm) in 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm).
These dimensions make the FIRE N ICE Pieris a relatively large tree compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful rounded shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 72″ (180cm) free so the FIRE N ICE Pieris can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the FIRE N ICE Pieris is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your FIRE N ICE Pieris in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your FIRE N ICE Pieris then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your FIRE N ICE Pieris needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the FIRE N ICE Pieris prefers to have soil with good drainage properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the FIRE N ICE Pieris requires partial sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this tree will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being an evergreen plant, the FIRE N ICE Pieris will be present year round in your garden.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
In particular, this tree is well known for its fragrant and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The FIRE N ICE Pieris produces some beautiful white, or gold/yellow flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the FIRE N ICE Pieris have a beautiful multicolored color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a needles arrangement in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The FIRE N ICE Pieris is well known for its tolerance to salt, drought and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 will be fine.
Does your FIRE N ICE Pieris have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.
Most Pieris Japonica ‘Fire N Ice’ Plant Patent #19,994 owners agree that this tree will look great in most cottage, asian/zen and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, japanese garden, coastal garden, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the FIRE N ICE Pieris’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, others use it for landscaping in a urban garden, specimen, mass planting, hedge, firescaping/fire wise, container, border, or a woodland garden.
FIRE N ICE Pieris’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Acer palmatum, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Hakonechloa will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy FIRE N ICE Pieris in your garden or home.