Asebi, Ashibi, Pieris japonica or Japanese andromeda (Scientific name: Pieris japonica subsp. Japonica) is native to Japan and is a cold-resistant evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae family. From severely winter to spring, a large number of white flower-shaped florets are tufted in a double compact inflorescences extending from the flower stem. As well as famous songs published in the Meiji Era, it also read "Ashibi". Leaf quality is hard and shiny, leaf color is dark green, oval and it bundles on branches. The flower is a pot type resembling Lily of the valley and Enkianthus perulatus. It becomes toxic plants for herbivorous animals such as horses and deer, and the origin of the Japanese name of this tree is that symptoms like getting drunk appear when eating. Fruit is fruit in autumn. Trees are used for garden trees and bonsai and wood for floor pillars.
Generic name: Asebi, scientific name: Pieris japonica subsp. japonicax, aka: Ashibi, Pieris japonica or Japanese andromeda, origin: Japan, living type: deciduous shrubs, tree height: 200 - 500 cm, bark: gray brown, leaf long: 5 cm, leaf margin: shallow serrations, flower color: white · peach color (pink color is Akeboni of garden variety), inflorescence: conical, flower length: 0.7to 1 cm flowers, flowering period: February to May, fruit season: September to October, fruit diameter: 0.5 to 0.6 cm.