Enkianthus cernuus (Sieb. & Zucc.) Makino

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Enkianthus cernuus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/enkianthus/enkianthus-cernuus/). Accessed 2021-09-22.

Synonyms

  • Meisteria cernua Sieb. & Zucc.

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
raceme
Unbranched inflorescence with flowers produced laterally usually with a pedicel. racemose In form of raceme.
variety
(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Enkianthus cernuus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/enkianthus/enkianthus-cernuus/). Accessed 2021-09-22.

A deciduous shrub 5 to 10 ft high, with glabrous, bifurcating branches. Leaves obovate, 34 to 112 in. long, half to two-thirds as wide, finely round-toothed, glabrous, or with a few hairs at the base of the midrib beneath. Flowers in a nodding raceme of ten or twelve blossoms, produced in May, each on a downy stalk 14 to 12 in. long. Corolla bell-shaped, 14 in. long and broad, white, the margin cut up into numerous slender-pointed, unequal teeth; calyx-lobes ovate-lanceolate, fringed with short hairs; seed-vessel 16 to 14 in. long.

Native of Japan. It is easily distinguished by the almost fringed mouth of the corolla.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

† var. matsudae (Komatsu) Makino E. matsudae Komatsu – Leaves narrower than in the typical variety, deep red. Native of the main island of Japan.


var. rubens (Maxim.) Mak

This is similar to the type, except that its leaves are usually shorter and broader (roundish obovate), often from {1/2} to {3/4} in. long, and the flowers of a rich deep red. Very distinct and beautiful. Such red-flowered forms are found in the wild state but perhaps not invariably with this shape of leaf.