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Clusters of cream, through pink to red bells in spring and foliage which colours various shades of red in autumn.
Genus of 12 species of mainly deciduous shrubs from scrub and woodland from the Himalayas to Japan
DeciduousElliptic, toothed, bright-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long, softly hairy along the midribs above. Autumn shades of orange and red.
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
HeightTo 3.5m (11ft)
Tall ShrubUpright shrub. Produces pendent racemes of 12-14 bell-shaped flowers.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowAttractive to bees and other insects.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originChina, northern Burma.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.Neutral to acid soil
to 3.5m (11ft)
Buy Varieties of ENKIANTHUS
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
brick red flowers
very large shell-pink bell-shaped flowers. A stunning hybrid
bright red flowers
very hardy and dwarf growing with pink flowers
deep red tinged flowers with deep reddish-purple autumn colour
cream flowers veined with pink. One of the most striking species