Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ – Japanese Andromeda – 3-Gallon (Non-native)


Andromeda is grown primarily for its ornamental value and lack of palatability to deer. We find that many species of solitary bee are attracted to the flowers in early Spring, not just to those of the native species, P. floribunda, but also to the Asian species, P. japonica, and hybrids between the two like ‘Brouwer’s Beauty. A bit later in Spring, queen bumblebees also forage from andromeda flowers, both native and non-native.


Heath family, Ericaceae

Updated 23 March 2023