Tree Information

Common Name: Japanese pieris

Scientific Name: Pieris japonica

Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized

Database ID: 1226

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 33 in.

Height: 14 ft.

Crown: 14 ft.

Points: 50

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Renee Frith

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: The plant appears healthy and well cared for. Circumference measured at 1' above ground due to forked trunk. Height measured with digital clinometer.

R. Frith May-17

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Norfolk

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Land Owner: Norfolk Botanical Garden

GPS Coordinates: 36.902774, -76.201293

Directions: Norfolk Botanical Garden north of Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden and east of Holly Garden along the trail in the Border Garden.

Owner Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, VA 23518

Owner Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Information

Contact Name: Carl Simmons

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-441-5830 (ext. 4

Contact Info: Carl Simmons is Curator of Woody Plants. Paul Ziegler contact information in private comments.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Theresa Augustin

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