The closed, rounded petals of Pieris japonica ‘Snowdrift’ are strewn beneath the plant growing in the F beds. Freshly mulched the contrast between the organic layer and these discarded pearl shaped corollas is eye catching. This evergreen member of the Ericaceae family produces a fine crop of flowers amassed in terminal pendulous racemes. As the name suggests white in colour and with a distinctive scent. As growth commences the young foliage will be red in colour fading to green as the season progresses.