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Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lantern'

Redvein Enkianthus
'Showy Lantern' is a compact, slow growing selection made some years ago by Ed Mezitt of Weston Nursery in MA. Growing to 5' tall and 3' wide, this durable shrub bears heavy clusters of pinky red bell shaped flowers which emit a soft fragrance in mid-late spring. Fall color can vary; this past year our plant was aglow in shades of orange and gold. After the foliage drops it has a graceful winter silhouette. Enkianthus are deer resistant and prefers a slightly acidic soil, but has proven tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Shipping 24" 1 gallon plants.
Genus Enkianthus
Common Name Redvein Enkianthus
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Part Sun, Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Spring
Use Bed, Specimen, Cutting, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Massing
Special Attributes Hummingbird Attracting, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Color Pink, Red