AWARD

KOLKWITZIA amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

Commonly known as American beauty bush, Beauty bush

Suckering shrub with masses of bright deep pink flowers on arching shoots
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    tapering, dark-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Deep pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Long, arching shoots. Flowers have yellow-flushed throats and are produced in terminal corymbs 5-8cm (2-3in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

KOLKWITZIA amabilis 'Pink Cloud'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China (Hubei)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped, 1.5cm (½in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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Kolkwitzia - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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