Staffordshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
My nan has a Pieris, think its a Forrest Flame, but wouldn't swear to it. Shes had it for a few years now I think and over the last few months or so it has got very leggy with the leaves dropping off the lower stems and not re-growing. She is considering pruning it back hard but isn't sure that it will come back. Any suggestions?
Had intended to get a photo of it to show you when I was there the other day, but got a bit distracted doing battle with a lavatera root (damn thing was like an octopus and determined not to come out) and forgot. I should be able to pop round one of the days if photos are requested though.
P.S. forgot to say its in the border, in full sun (pretty sure its full sun anyway). Don't know what soil type, but based on the pieris and several rhododendrons that thrive, I'm guessing acidic.
- 16 Jul, 2011