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Caprifoliaceae

Kolkwitzia

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Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

This genus contains just one shrub species from one area in China with lots of bell-shaped pink flowers in late spring and early summer. It is closely related to Weigela . Kolkwitzia grows to about 10 feet tall and as wide, and it is pretty in a shrub border or as a specimen.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsProfuse, bell-shaped pink flowers with yellow throats.                

CarePrefers full sun, but can take some shade. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil.

PropagationStart new shrubs from greenwood cuttings in late spring or early summer, or by removing suckers in spring.

ProblemsTrouble-free.

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