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botanical name:
Enkianthus perulatus
Enkianthus perulatus © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Dense twiggy deciduous shrub with mid-green foliage that turns vivid red and orange in autumn. Small pendant, urn-shaped white flowers freely produced in spring as the leaves unfurl.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus-rich, acid to neutral soil in sun or part shade. Prune by removing dead or unwanted branches, in late winter/early spring.

propagation:
From seed, sown at 18-21 C in late winter or early spring. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layering in autumn.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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