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Enkianthus perulatus

Dodan-tsutsuji

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  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Enkianthus perulatus (Dodan-tsutsuji). A compact, deciduous shrub native to Japan. Leaves start out a mid green and become bright red in autumn. Pendant umbels of urn-shaped flowers are borne on nodding stalks in early spring. They are white-green without markings and contracted at the mouth.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Hedging and specimen with good autumn colour. Spring interest.

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  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Enkianthus perulatus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Likes a very cool, sheltered position.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

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