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Kolkwitzia amabilis/Beauty Bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis / Kolkwitzia amabilis
A beauty bush in full bloom
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A beauty bush in full bloom

A large flowering specimen growing in the Upper South

A large, mature specimen growing at Villa Carlotta Gardens on Lake Como in Italy

Large, mounding shrub in full spring bloom

Delicate pink, funnel-shaped florets, similar to abelia flowers

Close view of florets and developing floral buds

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Scientific Name: Kolkwitzia amabilis
Common Name: Beauty Bush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This drought tolerant shrub has an upright, spreading, fountain-like habit of growth. It is covered with light pink flowers in spring and it should be pruned soon after the blossoms are gone. Used in borders and as a specimen plant.