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Commonly known as Red vein enkianthus
Toothed, dull-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long, turning orange-yellow to red in autumn.
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
Spreading, tree-like shrub with whorled branches
Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Bell/Lantern - bell-shaped 5-10mm (¼-½in) long
pendent racemes of 5-15 flowers
Serrulate see photos above
Elliptic see photos above
Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
Neutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of ENKIANTHUS campanulatus
Pink flowers with red veins
White bell-shaped flowers. Dark green leaves and red stems
Cream coloured bell-shaped flowers have faint red veins and red tipped petals. Outstanding red autumn colour
Pinkish-white bell-shaped flowers
Brick red flowers
Very large shell-pink bell-shaped flowers. A stunning hybrid
Bright red flowers
Very hardy and dwarf growing with pink flowers