Enchanting large creamy-pink blooms—pendulous, distinctively streaked in deep red and coveted by bees as well as flower arrangers—earn this superior cultivar its namesake. Slightly more narrow than other Enkianthus, ‘Showy Lantern’s upright densely branched habit generates refined glistening deciduous leaves, which are clustered at the tip of each twig, beaming brilliant yellow and fiery-scarlet hues in autumn. An easy-to-grow elegant specimen for a shrubby border or patio, it relishes adequately moist acidic soil and can be planted with Dicentra ‘Aurora’, Sarcococca or Epimedium.
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 4' 0" – 6' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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