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Enkianthus Genus

Pagoda Bush

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Enkianthus genus (Pagoda Bush). These are deciduous, slow-growing shrubs from east Asia. They will appear as large tufts of spiky fronds for many years before eventually developing a stout trunk. The leaves are palm-like and often toothed.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Himalayas to Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of small, bell or urn shaped flowers and their autumn colours

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need sun or semi-shade and moist, peaty, acidic soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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