Beautybush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Kolkowitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
Kolkowitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
kol-KWIT-zee-ah ah-MAH-bil-iss
Genus:  Kolkwitzia
Deciduous, suckering shrub bearing a profusion of bell-shaped flowers, pale to deep pink with a yellow throat, in late spring and early summer. Dark-green foliage adds appeal when not in bloom.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates some shade.
Propagation: 

Take greenwood cuttings in late spring or early summer, or remove suckers in spring.

Problems: 

Infrequent. 

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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