What is Enkianthus quinqueflorus
Enkianthus quinqueflorus or commonly called as Koyasu-doudan in Japanese (scientific name: Enkianthus quinqueflorus) is native to Hong Kong and is a cold-resistant evergreen shrub of the Ericaceae family.
In the spring, it puts out a red peduncle from the axil. Then, it hangs 5 to 10 flowers in a crown shape like a red-bell-shaped bell shape with five tipped cleavages at the tip. In the same genus there is Enkianthus perulatus (Dodan-tsutsuji in Japanese, scientific name: E. perulatus) native to Japan.Dodan-tsutsuji is a deciduous tree, with smaller white flowers blooming than E. quinqueflorus.
Generic name: Enkianthus quinqueflorus, scientific name:Enkianthus quinqueflorus, aka: Chinese New Year Flower , Enkianthus quinqueflorus, Hong Kong Doudang, Koyasu-doudan , place of Origin: Hong Kong, living type: hardy evergreen shrub, tree height: 1 to 3 m, Bark: Gray Brown, Leaf Shape: long ellipsoid, Leaf Order: Alternate, Leaf Margin: Entire, Corollary Shape: Brilliant Fishing Bell At the tip is white and 5 shallow fissures, corolla diameter: 1 cm, where flowers come out: axillary, flowering period: February - April, flower pattern length: 2 cm, flower pattern and calyx color: bright red, fruit type:capsule.