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Enkianthus perulatus (Dodan-tsutsuji)

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1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Enkianthus perulatus

Other names

Dodan-tsutsuji

Genus

Enkianthus Enkianthus

Species

E. perulatus - E. perulatus is a mid-sized, spreading, deciduous shrub. In spring, it bears clusters of white, pendant, urn-shaped flowers and in autumn, its leaves turn orange and red.


Enkianthus perulatus is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Open branches

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Enkianthus perulatus (Dodan-tsutsuji) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Enkianthus perulatus

Other names

Dodan-tsutsuji

Genus

Enkianthus Enkianthus

Species

E. perulatus - E. perulatus is a mid-sized, spreading, deciduous shrub. In spring, it bears clusters of white, pendant, urn-shaped flowers and in autumn, its leaves turn orange and red.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Open branches

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Enkianthus perulatus (Dodan-tsutsuji) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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