Native to Japan. Upright stems with tiers of nearly horizontal branches; plants are narrow in youth, broader in age, but always attractive. Leaves are clustered or crowded near branch ends, turn orange or red in autumn. Clusters of nodding, bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring. Like rhododendrons, they require moist, well-drained acid soil enriched with plenty of organic matter such as peat moss or ground bark. Prune only to remove dead or broken branches. Plant in location where silhouette, flowers, and fall color can be enjoyed close up.Enkianthus campanulatus
Slow-growing shrub to 10–20 ft. tall and half as wide. Bluish green, 1 1/2–3-in.-long leaves turn brilliant red in fall. In late spring, pendulous clusters of yellow-green, red-veined, 1/2-in.-long bells hang below the leaves. There is a white-flowered form.
Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall and 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for its silvery, willow...
Native to China. Grows to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but ...
Rounded growth to 8–10 ft. tall and wide. Grown for fantastically gnarled and twisted branches a...