Enkianthus perulatus

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Enkianthus perulatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Enkianthus
Species:
E. perulatus
Binomial name
Enkianthus perulatus

Enkianthus perulatus (dodan-tsutsuji) is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae, native to Japan. It is a compact, slow-growing, deciduous shrub eventually growing to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall and wide. Pendent umbels of pure white, bell-shaped flowers in spring are followed in autumn by brilliant red and yellow leaf colours.[1][2]

In cultivation this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ "Great plant picks - Enkianthus perulatus". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Enkianthus perulatus". Retrieved 18 June 2013.