Enkianthus

Enkianthus campanulatus

Enkianthus - Enkianthus campanulatus

Common Name: Enkianthus
Genus: Enkianthus
Species: campanulatus

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Pink
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, RedFlowering Period: May & June

Soil:
Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Renowned for its autumn colour this spreading shrub actually has two seasons of interest. In early summer it produces clusters of delicate bell-shaped cream to pink flowers with darker pink margins. In autumn the oval mid green leaves turn flaming shades of orange and red. This pretty shrub is perfect for a shady woodland edge and gives its most brilliant autumn display on acid soil.

  • Garden care: Apply a thick 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of peat or well-rotted leafmould around the base of the plant in spring. Little pruning is needed. Simply remove dead and diseased wood and branches that are crossing after the plant has flowered.