Pieris japonica, commonly known as lily-of-the-valley bush or Japanese pieris, is a compact evergreen shrub. Rose-pink bell-shaped flowers appear in early spring. Habit: Mound-shaped. Dramatic wine-red new growth emerges spring through summer. Plant Height: 12 in - 3 ft. Plant Width: 12 in - 3 ft. Pieris japonica ‘Katsura’ was selected for its continuous new growth through spring and summer, large glossy leaves that are wine-red in color before turning green with age, and rose-colored flowers. The elegant flowers, born on rose-colored racemes are lilac-white with a lilac skirt. Species: japonica. New spring foliage is deep rich red! Evergreen and easy to grow, this little shrub adds elegant beauty to the border. Pieris Pieris. Pieris japonica 'Katsura' Other names. In late spring, blooms cascade over green foliage, and new growth afterward comes in glossy red again. Lilac flower buds form in winter, extending the interest. Pieris japonica 'Katsura' PP#15,452. Arching racemes of pink bell-shaped flowers cascade over glossy foliage in spring. Pieris japonica 'Katsura' Plant Patent #15,452. Variety or Cultivar 'Katsura' _ 'Katsura' is a medium, dome-shaped, evergreen shrub with red leaves in spring that turn to long, lustrous, dark green leaves. Compact mounding habit reaching 3' x 3' in five years. Pieris japonica 'Katsura' PP15452 Japanese Pieris 'Katsura' Pieris has beautiful, wine-red new foliage flushing continuously throughout the season turning dark green with age. Bloom Start To End: Late Spring. Variety: 'Katsura' ppaf: PP#15,452. Japanese pieris 'Katsura', Lily-of-the-valley bush 'Katsura' , Pieris 'Katsura' Genus. Best in semi-shade in a slightly acidic soil.