Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'

Little Heath Lily of the Valley

Evergreen Shrub

A compact evergreen shrub with pleasing seasonal changes. New foliage is bronze and makes a striking display against the bright white variegation. Pendulous ivory blooms appear in spring.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 24 - 48 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Mounding, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Mutli-color, Coral / Salmon, Pink, Variegated, Ivory / Cream

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Firewise
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos