Pieris japonica. LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY-SHRUB. Japan

Shrub, upright, 9-10 feet tall. New leaves are pink to red; mature leaves are glossy green, 3 inches long, leathery, narrowly oval, arranged in whorls. Drooping clusters of white, pink, or red small urn-shaped flowers mid-winter to mid-spring. Group planting at entrance of Ventura Hall, and single plant near wall facing Cordura Hall. Another planting on Lomita Mall-side of Durand, near stairway.

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