Can you Identify this bush? Blooming mid-April, Corvallis, OR

Asked April 12, 2018, 10:47 PM EDT

This bush is flowering in clusters; it is about 6-7 feet tall. I saw a similar one, but the flowers are deep pink, purple in color.

Benton County Oregon plant identification flowering shrubs horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for the excellent images. Your mystery shrub is one of the many varieties of the Pieris genus, often referred to as the Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub. Pieris species are commonly used in northwest landscapes where they are valued for their early flowering habits. See https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/pieris-japonica.