Common Name: Redvein Enkianthus
Scientific Name: Enkianthus campanulatus var. sikokianus
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.