Kolkwitzia amabilis – Beautybush –


kolkwitzia amabilis

deciduous shrub

blooms in fall

comes in a 3 or 5 gallon sized container

K. amabilis – This bushy, deciduous, suckering shrub from China grows 10-12’ feet tall and wide. From long arching shoots it carries broadly egg shaped, pointed, deep green leaves, to 3” long. In late spring and early summer it bears masses of bell shaped, pale to deep pink flowers, to ½” across with yellow flushed throats held in terminal corymbs, 2-3” across, followed by small fruit covered with bristles.

Grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in sun or dapple shade. Cut back older branches, in late winter.

zones 5-9