White enkianthus

Enkianthus perulatus

Photo/Illustration: 
C. Dwayne Jones
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White enkianthus (Enkianthus perulatus)
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Genus:  Enkianthus
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 Characteristics:  Site as centerpieces in a small garden or rock garden. They naturally occur in open woodlands of Japan. 
Care:  Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed in late winter or early spring; take semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layer in autumn.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Flowering Tree,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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