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Enkianthus campanulatus AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Red and White in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Orange, Red and Yellow in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

redvein enkianthus

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. campanulatus is a large deciduous shrub of erect habit, with small elliptic leaves turning bright red, orange and yellow in autumn. Clusters of small cream or reddish, bell-shaped flowers from late spring to mid-summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free