Plant of the Month
Enkianthus campanulatus Red Bells
From April to June the Enkianthus drips with masses of beautiful bells that seem to have been dipped in rose red ink. They dance amongst dark green leaves attracting bees and other pollinators. Then, in autumn the leaves put on a wonderful display of red, yellow and gold. They thrive on acidic soil and need little maintenance other than a mulch with ericaceous compost and an occasional pruning to keep shaped cut out any diseased or damaged wood.