- Flower nameEnkianthus campanulatus
- Scientific nameEnkianthus campanulatus
- Alias更紗満天星, 更紗灯台, Enkianthus campanulatus
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Enkianthus campanulatus
Enkianthus campanulatus or Sarasa dodan (scientific name: Enkianthus campanulatus) is a deciduous shrub endemic to Japan and belongs to the azalea family Ericaceae. It grows naturally in rocky areas in the deep mountains of Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku. In early summer, it produces about 10 flowers downward from the tips of its branches. The flowers are pale red with red vertical stripes. The corolla is bell-shaped with five shallow lobes at the tip. There is a variant with darker flowers, E. palibinii (scientific name: Enkianthus campanulatus var. palibinii). E. palibinii grows at higher elevations and has a shorter corolla (0.5-0.6 cm) than E. campanulatus.
Common name: Enkianthus campanulatus, scientific name: Enkianthus campanulatus, Other name: Foulin azalea, Flowering season: May - June; Inflorescence: entire flowering plant; Flowering season: May-June; Inflorescence: raceme; Corolla: bell-shaped with 5 shallow lobes at the apex; Corolla length: 0.8 m, Flowering season: May-June; Inflorescence: raceme; Corolla: bell-shaped with 5 shallow lobes at the apex; Corolla length: 0.8-1.0 cm; Corolla color: light red with longitudinal bar-red stripes; Stamens: 10; Fruit type: capsule.
Common name: Benisara Sadodan, Scientific name: Enkianthus campanulatus var. Palibinii, Tree height: 2-3 m, leaf shape: fallen egg shape, leaf edge: sawtooth, inflorescence: mutual growth, flowering period: May to June, inflorescence: generalized inflorescence, corolla: bell shape, corolla length: 0.5-0.6 cm, corolla Color: Crimson.