Enkianthus campanulatus is a slow-growing large shrub or small tree native to Japan. It produces clusters of bell-shaped flowers in spring and early summer, ranging from creamy white, to pink, to orange. In autumn, the dark-green foliage turns a variety of colors - shades of burgundy, red, orange and yellow.
Enkianthus is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 5 and grows best in sandy, well-drained soil. It is easy to propagate from either seed or softwood cuttings. When grown as a large shrub, it can reach a height of 5-10 feet, and up to 2-5 feet when grown as a smaller specimen.
Enkianthus grows best in full sun or semi-shade, and requires moderate water to thrive. It can be resistant to drought once established, however regular pruning is essential to prevent it from becoming overgrown and leggy.
It can be grown in USDA zones 9-11, and with the right maintenance and care, it produces delicate pink or white bell-shaped flowers in spring. When grown in a pot, make sure the pot is large enough to accommodate the root system, water regularly, and fertilize as needed.
Enkianthus campanulatus is a versatile and attractive shrub that adds both color and texture to any garden.