Redvein Enkianthus

Common Name: Redvein Enkianthus

Scientific Name: Enkianthus campanulatus var. sikokianus

Origin: Japan

Family: Ericaceae

Bloom time: May - June

Early summer brings hanging clusters of dark red blooms with pink streaks to this deciduous shrub, which reaches 6 to 10 feet at maturity. In warmer climates, like Atlanta's, these plants prefer partial sun to partial shade. The plant's genus, Ekianthus, is a combination of the Greek words enkyos and anthos, literally "pregnant flower," which describes how the buds swell before blooming.