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White enkianthus

Enkianthus perulatus

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This is perhaps the most refined Enkianthus, bearing dainty, white pendulous bells in May. It forms an elegant, rounded shrub to 6 feet with gracefully tiered branches and produces brilliant scarlet color in autumn.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSite as centerpieces in a small garden or rock garden. They naturally occur in open woodlands of Japan. 

CareGrow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

PropagationSow seed in late winter or early spring; take semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layer in autumn.


  • Genus : Enkianthus
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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