WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY 2012
At Burncoose Nurseries, Gwennap, Cornwall.
£12 for RHS Members - £15 for Non-RHS Members
A Lecture by Charles Williams
‘Why they should be more widely grown’
It was with some trepidation that I decided on a date to lecture about Enkianthus towards the middle of last summer. Enkianthus flower here at Burncoose and Caerhays from late April until early June. Sometimes, usually even, they perform on our stands at the Chelsea Flower Show on about 20th May but not every year is the same. Fortunately we seem to have hit it about right but sadly not all the species are available and out in flower to view today.
I have chosen to prepare a lecture about the little known Enkianthus for 3 reasons:-
a) Firstly I like them and we are and have been assembling a collection at Caerhays to foster my preference. Perhaps a National Collection one day?
b) Secondly, Enkianthus have exceptionally beautiful flowers but they are, and remain, little known and are not grown widely enough. So the purpose of today is to help you discover them too.
c) They are easy to grow and easy to propagate. More on this later.
History and Origin
The Japanese Species
The Chinese Species
Care and Cultivation
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