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Enkianthus cernuus

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRich red
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Enkianthus cernuus. Native to Japan this is a deciduous shrub bearing broad, bell-shaped, white flowers. Can reach 3m in height. Its autumn colour is brilliant red.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

This species has good autumn colour.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

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