Pieris ‘Katsura’ has bright, glossy leaves with deep wine-red new growth changing to green with age. Burgundy foliage flushes continuously throughout the season. The flowers, on rose colored racemes, are lilac-white with a lilac skirt. In late spring, blooms cascade over green foliage. The habit of this broad upright bush is compact and reaches 4′ to 5′ high in 10 years. Pieris ‘Katsura’ thrives in well-drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil similar to its native mountain forest habitat in sun or light shade. ‘Katsura’ makes a stunning addition to a Japanese themed garden.