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Enkianthus campanulatus

Common Name(s):
Enkianthus, Redvein enkianthus
Cultivar(s):
Red Bells, Albiflorus, Renoir, Showy Lantern
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

A deciduous shrub in the Ericaceae family. Excellent, smooth, warm brown bark.

Seasons of Interest:

     Foliage: Fall   Bark: Winter

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Campanula support the following specialized bee: Colletes brevicornis.

Height:
6-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, glossy, bright to medium blue-green to olive green leaves; 1-3 in. long; brilliant yellow and red-orange fall color; varies among seedlings
Flower:
Cluster of creamy white, small, bell-shaped flowers in spring; has red or pink veins and edges; borne on previous year's growth. Blooms are similar to Pieris, which is in the same family.
Zones:
4 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil; suffers in dry weather; does well in clay
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Narrow upright shrub; layered branches; tufted foliage
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
winter interest, deciduous, fall color, bees, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, fall interest, bark, clay soil

NCCES plant id: 1542

Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Enkianthus campanulatus Flower detail, characteristic of all plants in the Ericaceae family.
Esther Westerveld, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Enkianthus campanulatus Fall color
Koicha Oda, CC-BY-SA-2.0