Beauty bush Kolkwitzia amabilis

beauty bush


K. amabilis is a deciduous, arching, suckering, dense shrub, to 3m tall, with flaking bark and oval leaves up to 7cm long. A profusion of bell-shaped, soft pink to white, flowers with yellow throats is borne from late spring to early summer. The flower calyces and stalks are conspicuously hairy

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      beauty bush

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 2

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or from suckers

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free