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Ericaceae

Enkianthus

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These superb shrubs and small trees have magnificent autumn color and season-long architectural qualities. In spring, clusters of pendulous, veined bells in shades of white to ruby hang along the graceful, tiered branches. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSite as centerpieces in a small garden, or as part of a larger shrub border or open woodland where they have room to mature gracefully.  Enkianthus is native to the open woodlands from the Himalayas to 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.

ProblemsUsually trouble-free.

Species and cultivars

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