An evergreen shrub with year round interest, bright foliage color in spring, attractive flowers, and the additional feature of being suitable for containers. The growth habit is neat and compact and there's rarely any need for pruning. It's also an extremely suitable subject for this locality, preferring a slightly humid climate. Pieris require the same growing conditions as many rhododendrons. A fertile, humus-rich, lime-free or peaty soil that is moist but well-drained is ideal.