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Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' ('Maradco' beautybush)

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Proven Winners

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' kol-KWIT-zee-ah ah-MAH-bil-iss Common Name: 'Maradco' beautybush Synonyms: Kolkwitzia amabilis Dream Catcher™ Genus: Kolkwitzia
Anyone who has grown beautybush knows that it puts on a spectacular pink flower display in late spring and then it goes incognito the rest of the year. This new beautybush, however, commonly known as Dream Catcher™, dazzles the eye with unforgettable, golden yellow foliage that turns to a striking golden orange in fall.
Noteworthy characteristics: Three seasons of interest.
Care: Provide full sun or, preferably, filtered sun and average, well-drained soil. Prune just after blooming.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Late Spring
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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