Grown for the beauty of their delicate flowers and stunning autumn foliage colour, these are large deciduous shrubs or even small trees that deserve a place in any garden that has the space. The attractive clusters of bell shaped flowers emerge in early summer hanging from the braches they are creamy coloured with pink margins. The oval shaped foliage is mid green during the Spring and summer months before turning to exceptional fiery shades of orange and red later in the season, the colours are at their very best on acid soils. A great plant and a worthy recipient of the RHS award of garden merit.
Enkianthus make great shrubs for the woodland edge or back of border or even a specimen in their own right.
We also stock Enkianthus campanulatus Red Bells (The photo with darker flowers opposite), a similar selection with darker rosy-red flowers but the same as Campanulatus in all other respects. Both varieties grow to 4m x 4m.
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Enkianthus campanulatus are hardy shrubs and prefer well drained neutral or acid soil and they succeed in conditions of full sun or partial shade.A mulch of leaf mould or ericaceous compost is beneficial in the first few years but once established little maintenance is required.
Pruning is not normally necessary however any dead, diseased or cogested branches may be removed immediatly after flowering if required.