ENKIANTHUS campanulatus 'Hollandia'
Plant Common Name
Hollandia Enkianthus, Redvein Enkianthus
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The slow-growing, smaller-size cultivar 'Hollandia' displays bright green foliage on red stems and offers bell-shaped, drooping coral-red and ivory-tan blossoms in very early summer. In fall this redvein enkianthus' leaves turn orange before dropping away. The shrub's habit is upright and spreading, and may have somewhat leggy-looking branches.
A tree-like deciduous shrub from Japan, redvein enkianthus has simple and elliptical leaves with bristles on the edges and red leaf stems. In late spring to early summer, small, pendent, bell-shaped blossoms dangle from the branch ends. These oddly fragrant blooms are reddish pink with darker veins. The brown, fall fruits that follow aren't ornamental, but the autumn foliage is bright orange. Once the leaves fall, the architecturally interesting, smooth, gray-brown branches and red twigs offer winter interest.
Plant 'Hollandia' in full or partial shade and acid to neutral soil that is rich in organic matter and well-drained. Even with the best care, it is a very slow grower. Culturally happy specimens will become larger in areas with milder winters. This shrub is a great focal plant for open woodland gardens with and understory of pretty perennials for shade. Some of its cultural equals include rhododendrons, azaleas and mountain laurels.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 4
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-8' / 0.9m - 2.4m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Fall, Winter
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Sharp or Has Thorns