Pieris are acid-loving, evergreen shrubs producing beautiful clusters of lantern-shaped, pink or white spring flowers. It forms a naturally attractive, bushy shape without any pruning with spirally-arranged, leathery leaves and fiery red new growth in spring. Commonly known as lily-of-the-valley, Pieris makes a great addition to the border, patio container, tub or woodland garden for year-round colour and interest, fitting particularly well in Japanese themed gardens and working well either in groups or standalone. They grow best in a rich, acidic soil - essentially, anywhere that azaleas and camellias grow, Pieris will thrive too. Native to the mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, Pieris are rich in nectar and pollen, making them useful for attracting bees and beneficial insects into the garden. Available in a range of heights and spreads but typically medium-sized bushes, many of which have been awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. Position Pieris in a sunny or partially shaded site and dead head after flowering to improve growth and form.