Today’s Special is our Flamingo Pieris. These are growing in 3 inch containers for $6.35 each. A superb shade-loving, flowering evergreen shrub. Foliage is dark, glossy green, bronze to red when young. Urn-shaped flowers are borne in pendent, terminal panicles, to 6 inches long. Bloomtime is from late winter to early spring. Related to rhododendrons and azaleas, it requires the same shady, moist, acidic, well-drained soil. ‘Flamingo’ bears dark red buds which open to deep pink flowers. Grows 10 to 12 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. Zones 6 to 9.