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Enkianthus perulatus AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring
Green, Orange and Red in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

dodan-tsutsuji

Family

Ericaceae


Enkianthus are deciduous shrubs with simple, alternate leaves often colouring brilliantly in autumn, and umbels of racemes of small urn- or bell-shaped flowers in spring or summer

E. perulatus is a compact, medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Small pure white, urn-shaped flowers in clusters in spring

Other common names

  • white enkianthus

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Prefers an open, woodland site

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free