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Enkianthus campanulaltus 'Red Bells'
Enkianthus campanulaltus 'Red Bells'
Enkianthus campanulaltus 'Red Bells'
Enkianthus campanulaltus 'Red Bells'

Enkianthus campanulaltus 'Red Bells'

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Red Bells Enkianthus. This little known jewel of the flowering plant kingdom has small bell-like flowers which hang in majestic masses from under each whorl of growth. Its form is narrow and upright which makes it ideal for the small garden, and its fall color will surpass that of a sugar maple or burning bush, truly spectacular yellows, oranges, apricots and reds on the same plant. I would not be without one of these in my garden. The Japanese principally grow this species for its fall color, much like we do Euonymus alatus, but now they are becoming more enamored with the flowers, making many new selections. We have a number of new cultivars which we will be introducing over the next few years, including new foliage forms and variegated foliage types. Since it is in the family Ericaceae with Blueberries, Rhododendron and Azaleas, plant it shallow with good organic matter and adequate moisture. It performs best for us in filtered sun. This cultivar has deep rose-pink flowers. No not really "red," as the name implies, but none the less,  they will absolutely charm you. The second photo of this plant shows how the Japanese frequently use this plant manicuring it into little balls. These are growing in a bed of Helleri Holly.