Redvein Enkianthus features dainty racemes of lightly-scented yellow bell-shaped flowers with red veins hanging below the branches from mid to late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Redvein Enkianthus is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Redvein Enkianthus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Redvein Enkianthus will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is not originally from North America.
Bruce Briggs- solid-red flowers;
Albiflorus - pale-green to solid-white;
Summer Hill- smaller flowers, outstanding fall folliage;