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Cavatine Pieris | Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'
Sometimes I like to imagine plant breeders as mad scientists, spitefully working on a new plant in response to a customer's crazy requests. That's the story I've told myself about Cavatine pieris (Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'), some plant genius grumbling to themselves "ooh I want an evergreen! But it has to stay small! And it needs to flower heavily! Stupid [grumblegrumblegrumble]." And of course there are beakers and smoking Erlenmeyer flasks because my science lab daydream as an adult is still based on Bugs Bunny cartoons.
The fact is, Cavatine Pieris really does tick a lot of boxes. It's slow growing and stays very compact at around 2 ft x 2 ft. It handles partial sun better than some other pieris varieties. And the blooms are RIDICULOUS. The catalog photo I included for a Cavatine Pieris is one where it's just starting to bloom. This entire little green beachball of botanical bliss gets covered in drooping clusters of creamy white flowers. It's an exceptional plant.
Height: 2 ft
Width: 2 ft
Partial sun to partial shade