Puriri Lane | Pieris Japonica | Temple Bells
Puriri Lane | Pieris Japonica | Temple Bells

Pieris japonica | Temple Bells

Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00

Autumn is a great time to plant Pieris as the soil becomes moist and it is still reasonably warm and allows the plant to become established before winter which will help them to withstand dry periods during the following summer.

Young plants may require thorough watering through dry periods for the first few years although mulching will definitely help to conserve moisture as well as keeping the weeds at bay. Just keep the mulch away from the main stem of the plant.

If you are planting into clay soils, it is advisable to add extra topsoil and we often find mounding the plant up to assist with drainage but also Incorporating coarse sand, bark, compost or other organic material will assist with improving the soil structure.

The stunning large creamy white bell flowers are produced on long racemes above the foliage in mid-late winter. The new oval shaped young foliage as it emerges is a striking apricot-orange colour which turns to a deep glossy green as they mature.

Before planting your pieris plant, ensure the root ball is saturated and remove the planter pot with minimal root disturbance. Plant your plant at the same level as in the container. When preparing your hole, dig a hole twice the diameter of the root ball and firm the plant in and water once planted.

Make sure your plant is  watered well until established if planting in drier plants.  Plant with some general slow release fertiliser and then every spring apply an organic based fertiliser such as blood and bone at a handful per square meter as new growth begins.

The first summer and autumn after planting is a key time for young plants. Make sure you water them thoroughly during dry periods. 
Pieris are easy to care for and never normally need pruning other than the removal of spent flowers.

Occasionally thrips can be a problem in areas where summers are humid.

Prefers deep fertile acidic soil in semi-shade.

Shrub | Evergreen

Plant size :: 2.5 Litre Pot

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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