How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Andromeda—Pieris spp.
Family Ericaceae (Heath family)

Plant identification

Andromeda is an attractive woodland-type shrub. Size varies by species; they are mostly small shrubs with varieties ranging from 1 to 10 feet. Small bell-shaped blooms occur in the spring.

Optimum conditions for growth

Andromeda plants are wonderful for container plantings. They grow best in protected areas away from wind and with shade from the hot afternoon sun. They are easy to grow in climates with the coldest winters, at high elevations, and coastal areas; more difficult inland. Regular irrigation is required. Avoid growing in saline soils.

Andromeda flowers and leaves
Andromeda leaves and flower buds

Pests and disorders of Pieris spp.



Environmental disorders



leaves of andromeda
Andromeda leaves

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