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ENKIANTHUS deflexus

Cream flowers veined with pink. One of the most striking species

Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£30.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Deciduous - oval to obovate, bright green leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long, downy beneath turning orange and red in autumn
  • Cream
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured - veined with pink
  • Height - 2.5-4m (8-13ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub or small tree. Produces flowers in umbels of 8-20
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - best grown in an open site in a woodland garden
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, western China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - broadly bell-shaped 1.5cm (½in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
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2.5-4m (8-13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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