• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath Green'

Pieris 'Little Heath Green'

Pieris 'Little Heath Green'

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  • Other common names Pieris 'Little Heath Green'

  • Genus Pieris are compact evergreen shrubs with leathery, dark green leaves, often brightly coloured when young, and small white urn-shaped flowers borne in panicles in spring

  • Family Ericaceae / Ericaceae

  • Species 'Little Heath Green' is a compact, rounded evergreen shrub with small, dark green leaves, coppery-red when young. Flowers few or none


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity The leaves and nectar can cause mild stomach upset if ingested



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAcid


  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in acidic, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil but may need some protection in winter when young

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer. Some bottom heat may be required

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Phytophthora root diseases and a leaf spot may be a problem

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