Pieris are a broadleaf evergreen shrub that matures anywhere from 3-12’ tall with a dense, upright habit. It has drooping clusters (racemes 6” long) Waxy, white flowers hang on slender, one-sided terminal panicles blooming in early spring. Bead-like flower buds are set in late summer for the following year and provide winter interest and contrast to the evergreen foliage. Serrulate, long oblong leaves (3.5” long) that emerge orange, bronze, or bright red but mature to glossy dark green. Many cultivars are available with flowers in various shades of white, pink and deep rose, various colors of emerging leaves as well as some varieties that are variegated.