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PlantFiles: Redvein Enkianthus
Enkianthus campanulatus

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Enkianthus (en-kee-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: campanulatus (kam-pan-yoo-LAH-tus) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral lindalc On Dec 6, 2014, lindalc from Castle Rock, WA wrote:

I just have a question. I have been thinking of buying this plant but I have limited space in my yard. I buy my plants for the birds, so am wondering if this one's flowers are attractive to hummers, or any other birds. I also like that they have a nice fall color.

Positive coriaceous On Feb 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I'm baffled that such a superb landscape shrub is still such a secret. Tough, adaptable, and hardy. No significant pests or diseases. It's easily available, and not planted nearly as often as it deserves.

The bell-shaped flowers are white to maroon, with veins of color that are most beautiful on close inspection. 'Showy Lantern' is bright red and reads well from a distance. Flowers well in woodland conditions. Fall color is variable, but can be superb. Leaves color best in full sun.

This shrub has an elegant branching structure that's easily ruined by unskillful pruning. Relatively slow growing.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained, acidic soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, peaty soils with a pH below 6. Blooms on previous year's growth, so any pruning should be done immediately after flowering.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois
Bethel, Maine
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts
Wrentham, Massachusetts
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
Castle Rock, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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