Redvein Enkianthus
Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Holliston, Massachusetts

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Walkerton, Virginia

Langley, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

A superb landscape shrub.

Unlike many seed-grown plants, 'Showy Lantern' has flowers whose bright red is easily read from a distance.