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Hybrid Andromeda
Pieris x 'Brouwer's Beauty'

This hybrid shrub (P. japonica x P. floribunda) offers New England gardeners something special through all seasons.

All year long, plants are clothed in a delightful coat of dark green foliage which holds its color well even in the coldest months of winter. In spring, that foliage forms a perfect foil for pendulous waves of pure white urn-shaped flowers.

In good blooming years, the foliage is almost entirely obscured by the flower masses. Flowers have a distinct saddle-soap aroma that is curiously pleasant.

Leaves Alternate, simple, evergreen, obovate-oblong up to three and a half inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide. New growth is yellowish-green in color, maturing to lustrous dark green.

Buds Distinctive purple-red color contrasts with green foliage for unique winter interest.

Size Left unpruned, 'Brouwer's Beauty' will grow five to six feet in height and six feet in spread.

Flowers In early April the plant bears white, urn-shaped, one-quarter of an inch.

Winter may be this plant's most charming season, with red buds that are a visual delight.