The lecture will cover the Enkianthus and why they should be more widely grown.
Enkianthus, a deciduous tall shrub and sometimes tree, flowers at Burncoose and Caerhays from late April until early June, and Caerhays has been assembling a collection of Enkianthus for quite some time. It has been chosen as the subject of the final spring lecture as it is a particular favourite of Charles Williams. The Enkianthas has also previously performed on the Caerhays stand at Chelsea.
Very little is commonly known about the Enkianthus plant. The lecture aims to reveal more about this plant and why Charles Williams would like for there to be an Enkianthus National Collection one day.
The lecture will detail:
- The history and origin of the Japanese Species and the Chinese Species, named hybrids, and the autumnal colour of the Enkianthus
- Care and cultivation
The lecture will take place from 2.00pm at Burncoose Nurseries, Gwennap, Redruth, TR16 6BJ. For further information and to book please telephone 01209 860316.