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Enkianthus (Enkianthus)

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Enkianthus (Enkianthus) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Native to East Asia and Himalayas.

There are 2 main varieties :
Campanulatus : Upright form with red branches and eliptical, acute, dentate leaves which are green on top and red underneath.
Perrulatus : Eliptical, acute, oval leaves which are bright green on top and with long veins underneath. They bear hanging, white, umbellate flowers in April/May before leaves form.

STYLE : Suitable for most styles with exception of formal upright, cascade, broom.

WARNING : Do not spray the tree when in flower.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 1-2 years in arly spring. Prune roots by one third.

SOIL : Requires cool soil rich in humus : forest soil. Cannot tolerate lime but thrives on leaf mould.

PRUNE : Prune longer branches in September. Prune sub branches at summers end after flower heads have withered and before new shoots harden.

PINCH : No specific requirement. WATER : Water well in summer but slacken off in autumn/winter.

FEED : Feed with slow acting organic fertilizer in spring/summer. Liquid fertilizer is best when tree in flower.

WARNING : Do not spray the tree when in flower.

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