Enkianthus serrulatus (Wils.) Schneid.

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

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'Enkianthus serrulatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/enkianthus/enkianthus-serrulatus/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

Synonyms

  • E. quinqueflorus var. serrulatus Wils.

Glossary

bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
ciliate
Fringed with long hairs.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
reflexed
Folded backwards.
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 serrulatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/enkianthus/enkianthus-serrulatus/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

This is closely related to E. quinqueflorus and was at first considered by E. H. Wilson to be a variety of it. It is a native of Central and W. China and was introduced in 1900. A shrub or small tree up to 20 ft high, differing from quinqueflorus in being quite deciduous; young shoots glabrous; bud-scales minutely ciliate. Leaves narrowly oval or obovate, slender-pointed, tapered at the base; 112 to 3 in. long, about half as wide; quite glabrous. They differ from those of quinqueflorus in being very finely toothed and not so leathery. Flowers in clusters of up to six, each on a stalk 34 to 1 in. long, bell-shaped, 12 in. long, with small reflexed lobes. They differ from the flowers of quinqueflorus in being pure white.