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Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern'


Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern' known as Redvein enkianthus has pink, bell-shaped flowers and green foliage that turns red in fall.

Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern' is a lovely, deciduous shrub native to Japan and a relative to rhododendrons. Commonly known as redvein enkianthus, it has an upright form of 6 to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Pendulous racemes of lovely, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring in solid dark pink to reddish shades. Its dainty, deep green leaves turn scarlet in autumn. Thrives in part shade but expect the best fall colour in full sun. An excellent choice for the woodland garden. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. Plant in a protected situation in zone 4.

Common Name: Redvein Enkianthus - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open mountainous slopes and woodlands.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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